Jaguar Speed Tests

mmcneil

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I've done some tests on my Powerbook BK 400 Mhz which are very revealing - I have several applications starting up at login and this is a relatively good test of multi-tasking for Jaguar. The really interesting difference was an Update install vs a Clean Install as has been noted by other members!! Times were from pushing the start button until the system and all applications were started up and the system was responsive again (it gets really doggy with all those startups simulataneously)

10.1.5 - ~4:50 (minutes and seconds)
10.2 Update - ~ 4:00
10.2 Clean - ~ 3:00

These are averages of several attempts - I cannot wait to try this on my 800 TiBook:D
 

sparkleytone

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Originally posted by idkew
i still think 3:00 is unacceptable.

I want to have a <1:00 cold to warm time.
too bad. as i've said before, boot time is a ridiculous benchmark. a *NIX OS takes time to bootup, always has always will. If you dont want to wait for your Mac to boot, then don't turn it off. The OS was designed to be always on.
 

mmcneil

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RE: i still think 3:00 is unacceptable.

Originally posted by idkew
i still think 3:00 is unacceptable.

I want to have a <1:00 cold to warm time.
Actually for a 400Mhz G3 with only 384M RAM, it isn't all that bad;) - this is not a system designed to run OS X.
 

mmcneil

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Boot Times as a Measure

Originally posted by sparkleytone


too bad. as i've said before, boot time is a ridiculous benchmark. a *NIX OS takes time to bootup, always has always will. If you dont want to wait for your Mac to boot, then don't turn it off. The OS was designed to be always on.
I agree with you that the OS is designed to be "always on", however this particular test which involves starting five applications simultaneously as part of login is not a bad test of the multi-tasking. I've been involved in doing a lot of testing of modifications to the /etc/rc for swap partitions and did the timings as part of a lot of reboots. In reality the results strongly reinforce the concept previously stated by several members that an "update" to 10.2 is not optimal and a clean install makes a huge difference. ;)

It also makes the point that Jaguar is significantly faster even on a machine that is not optimized for OS X.
 

technocoy

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he's on a g3

3 mins is not bad on a g3.... mine zooms.
I'm running 10.2 with permissions corrected (discussed in another thread)
on a dual 533 and I start-up in less than 45 seconds!

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