Optimizing Communicating Event-Loop Languages with Truffle
For people interested in SOMns, my Newspeak implementation based on Truffle, I put up a brief writeup for a talk I am going to give at the Agere Workshop next month.
It is about a few initial optimizations for asynchronous message sending:
This paper discusses these challenges and presents initial experiments for a Newspeak implementation based on the Truffle framework. Our implementation is on average 1.65x slower than Java on a set of 14 benchmarks. Initial optimizations improve the performance of asynchronous messages and reduce the cost of encapsulation on microbenchmarks by about 2x. Parallel actor benchmarks further show that the system scales based on the workload characteristics. Thus, we conclude that Truffle is a promising platform also for communicating event-loop languages.
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