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Pyston 2.1 Is Blowing Past Python 3.8/3.9 Performance

With this past week's release of Pyston 2.1 as an alternative Python interpreter I was curious to see how the performance compared to that of upstream Python... So here are some weekend benchmarks with a Ryzen 9 5900X system.

24 January 2021 - Pyston vs. Python - 27 Comments
Pyston 2.1 Released With Striving For High Performance Python

Pyston started out as a fork of CPython and was very promising during its early days as a Dropbox project for delivering on high performance Python. Its performance was great but in 2017 Dropbox stopped supporting it. Then at the end of 2020, Pyston reappeared and Pyston 2.0 promoted ~20% faster performance than Python 3.8. Pyston 2.x was developed by many of the original developers from Dropbox now out working on their own firm.

23 January 2021 - Pyston 2.1 - 1 Comment
Ruby 3.0 Released With ~3x The Performance

After a half-decade working toward it, Ruby 3.0 was released on Christmas Day with much greater performance and other features for this high-level general purpose programming language.

26 December 2020 - Ruby 3.0 - 43 Comments
Wasmer 1.0 Beta Released For Running WebAssembly Code Anywhere

Wasmer is one of the leading software solutions aiming to bring WebAssembly (WASM) to the desktop rather than largely isolated to the web browser as is the case now. Wasmer aims to allow WASM programs anywhere and on any client while quickly closing in on its 1.0 release.

5 December 2020 - Wasmer 1.0 Beta - 30 Comments
POCL 1.6-RC1 Released With Better CUDA Performance

POCL as the "Portable Computing Language" that implements OpenCL and allows it to function atop CPUs as well as CUDA-enabled NVIDIA GPUs, HSA-supported AMD GPUs, and other possible back-ends, is preparing for a new feature release.

3 December 2020 - Portable Computing Language - 2 Comments
PHP 8.0 Ready To Ship With Many New Features, Even Better Performance

PHP 8.0 is scheduled for release tomorrow on the US Thanksgiving day. PHP 8.0 brings with it many new language features on top of the opt-in JIT compiler support. Here is a look at some of the PHP 8.0 changes along with a quick look at the near final performance of PHP 8.0 on an AMD EPYC Linux server.

25 November 2020 - PHP 8.0 Features - 16 Comments

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