Announcing SunSpider 0.9
But people like playing with these benchmarks. So I’m sure a lot of you would like to try your luck and test your browser. If you’d like to post your results in the comments, please mention what browser, what version, and what hardware and OS you’re running on. Make sure to quit extraneous apps and avoid jiggling your mouse for the minute or two that it runs. Have fun!
The Gory Details
So we made our own. Why bother? Well, we think our benchmark has a combination of useful properties that we didn’t see in any existing test:
- It’s based on real code that does interesting things; both things that the web apps of today are doing, and more advanced code of the sorts we can expect as web apps become more advanced. Very few of the tests could be classed as microbenchmarks.
- It’s super easy to run in the browser or from the command line, so you can test both pure engine performance, and the results you actually get in the browser.
- We included statistical analysis so you can see how stable the results you’re getting really are.