[Mono-list] Mono performance on Windows vs. Linux

Jim Hugunin lists@hugunin.net
Fri, 19 Mar 2004 18:47:37 -0800

I'm trying to benchmark a .NET application I wrote (IronPython) under mono.
I've developed the program completely under windows xp so far.  I've
installed mono (0.31) on windows and my application runs on it but the
performance is not as good as I had hoped for.  The benchmark doesn't do any
I/O or gui work and is processor and memory bound (it's the pystone
benchmark program).

Before I invest the time to setup my machine to dual-boot into linux, I
wanted to ask for some advice.  Should I expect mono to run substantially
faster under linux for processor and memory bound programs?  Are there any
obvious tricks I should be using to get the top performance out of mono?
I've tried running with -O=all but that makes no difference I can see.

Thanks for your advice - Jim Hugunin - http://hugunin.net