Ray tracer Benchmark


The verbosity and performance of the ray tracers was measured on the following machine:

  • Debian GNU/Linux
  • AMD Athlon64 X2 dual core 2.2GHz (4400+) Socket 939 CPU
  • Asustek A8N-SLI Premium S939 nForce4 SLI ATX motherboard
  • HP LP2465 24" widescreen TFT monitor
  • Gainward GeForce 7900GT 512MB DDR3 PCIE DUAL DVI graphics card
  • 2x 1Gb Corsair Memory CMX1024 3200C2PT XMS3200 1GB 184DIMM CAS2 RAM
  • Western Digital Caviar 250GB S300 16mb 7200rpm hard drive

The F# for Visualization library was used to visualize the 64-bit results with verbosity measured in Lines Of Code (LOC) and whitespace-compacted bytes, producing the following results:

Figure: Speed vs verbosity (in non-blank lines of code).

Figure: Speed vs verbosity (in whitespace-compacted bytes).

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