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    1. BW1D
    2. BZIP2
    3. CRAFTY
    4. K2PDFOPT (v1.30)
    5. LAME
    6. MESHER
    7. MODEL3D
    8. RESIZER
    10. X264
    11. AVERAGE



Willus.com's 2011 Win32/64 C Compiler Benchmarks:

4. The Programs

I used ten different codes this time, all of them purely in C (it is too painful to get six different compilers to correctly compile a large C++ code). Two of the codes (BW1D and LAME) are the same as in the last benchmarks I did, but I added eight new codes. Two of them are bitmap intensive (K2PDFOPT and RESIZER), two of them have fairly large memory footprints and are 2-D and 3-D modeling codes (MODEL3D and MESHER), one is a transcendental curve fitter (TRANSCEND), and I rounded things out with three publicly available applications: bzip2 1.0.6 (from bzip.org), x264 (from videolan.org, modified slightly to compile in Windows), and Crafty Chess (from craftychess.com). I felt this was a good sample of programs. The bitmap codes (K2PDFOPT and RESIZER) make use of several available libraries such as libpng, zlib, libjpeg-turbo.

Click on a column heading to sort the rows based on the data in that column.
Name Type Lines Memory Footprint Description
BW1D C 350,000 3 MB Models the interaction of an electron beam with an electrodynamic wave. Floating-point intensive.
BZIP2 C 7,200 8 MB Compresses files using lossless bzip2 algorithm. No significant floating point calculations.
CRAFTY C 37,000 20 MB Robert M. Hyatt's Crafty chess engine v23.4 from craftychess.com. No significant floating point calculations.
K2PDFOPT (v1.30) C 720,000 80 MB Converts/scans/crops PDF files to e-reader-sized bitmapped pages.
LAME C 33,000 2 MB Encodes and decodes .wav files to and from .mp3 files.
MESHER C 380,000 15 MB Generates a 2-D mesh internal to a 2-D boundary. Floating-point intensive.
MODEL3D C 300,000 300 MB 3-D modeling post-processor. Floating-point intensive.
RESIZER C 250,000 50 MB Crops, re-sizes, color-corrects, and sharpens JPEG images.
TRANSCEND C 130,000 1 MB Transcendental function/curve fitting program. Floating-point intensive.
X264 C 47,000 40 MB The x264 H.264/MPEG-4 video encoder (snapshot 20120102-2245) from videolan.org.

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