[tex-live] Making TeX run faster

Thomas Esser te at dbs.uni-hannover.de
Thu Mar 11 17:06:41 CET 2004

> The 343 pages/sec on the 1.4GHz Itanium-2 is fast, but is not the TeX
> speed record; I have recorded 410 pages/sec on an Apple PowerMac G5
> (2GHz PowerPC), 412 pages/sec on an 1.3GHz Pentium M Centrino, and 425
> pages/sec on a 1.4GHz AMD Athlon.  The fastest Sun SPARC time so far
> is 190 pages/sec on a 1.06GHz Sun Sun Blade 1500.  I should shortly
> have access again to AMD Opteron systems, which may beat everything.

I get 591 pages/sec (0.836s for 494 pages) on an Athlon 3000+ system
(NFroce2 Chipset, 1GB RAM Corsair Dual channel). I compiled the latest
teTeX-beta with just -O3.


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