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pentomino_pieces
Last updated Sun Oct 20 1998

Nice, But Is It Useful?

I've used it to compare how well different systems run Java. The results surprised me! But they are in line with what the pros are saying Here are a few numbers for some of the pentomino boards. The three machines used here are all at home, with two on loan from work. How does YOUR system stack up?
Pierre sent me his numbers on Oct 20.

helix-av:   sunJdkAppletviewer1.16-linux2.0--intelp200------gw2k
orion-ie:   internetExplorer4.0----windows95-intel486dx2/66-gw2k
lagoon-ns:  netscapeNavigator4.07--windows95-intelp75-------gw2k
pierre-ns:  netscapeNavigator4.05--windows95-intelp200------pkbell



Board [Solutions]       |    Time     | Fits/sec | Solutions/min
            system      |             |          |            
------------------------+-------------+----------+-------------
9 x 7 happy! [16720]    |             |          |
            helix-av    | 1h 49m 37s  |  3090.5  |  152.5
            orion-ie    | 1h 10m 11s  |  4827.4  |  238.2
            lagoon-ns   |    45m 20s  |  7472.1  |  368.7
            pierre-ns   |    21m 48s  | 15531.3  | 1067.2
10x 6 rectangle [2339]  |             |          |
            helix-av    | 1h 37m  5s  |  3143.7  |   24.0
            orion-ie    | 1h  2m 28s  |  5066.0  |   37.5
            lagoon-ns   |    39m 40s  |  7692.0  |   58.9
            pierre-ns   |    19m 10s  | 15915.1  |  121.9
8 x 8 center [65]       |             |          |
            helix-av    |     2m 44s  |  3356.3  |   23.7
            orion-ie    |     1m 43s  |  5328.3  |   37.6
            lagoon-ns   |     1m  7s  |  8178.4  |   57.8
            pierre-ns   |        30s  | 17962.8  |  126.9
11x13 house [2]         |             |          |
            helix-av    |        16s  |  2190.1  |    7.4
            orion-ie    |        11s  |  3054.5  |   10.3
            lagoon-ns   |         6s  |  5747.0  |   19.4
            pierre-ns   |         3s  | 11722.5  |   39.7
11x11 jagged square [0] |             |          |
            helix-av    |        26s  |  2342.8  |    0
            orion-ie    |        20s  |  2970.9  |    0
            lagoon-ns   |        11s  |  5451.2  |    0
            pierre-ns   |         5s  | 11327.2  |    0
------------------------+-------------+----------+-------------