[Mono-list] Performance benchmark

Rodrigo Kumpera kumpera at gmail.com
Fri Feb 26 18:03:54 EST 2010

On Fri, Feb 26, 2010 at 7:47 PM, James Mansion <james at mansionfamily.plus.com
> wrote:

> Rodrigo Kumpera wrote:
>> There are a few things to notice. A virtualized machine will perform
>> significantly slower, specially
>> for CPU intensive workloads.
> Hmm - why?

Things like page faults and hardware traps (raising a NRE) are significantly
slower when running under a VMM.

>  Mono runs faster on linux than windows, but the virtualization has it's
>> costs.
> For compute tasks that aren't dependent on glibc vs MS libc issues or
> kernel calls? Why?

Because mono is better optimized for linux, simple as that. Some codepaths
are slightly faster under linux.
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