Tuesday, December 9, 2008

So it begins

We got our first result tonight! We've been examining how to speed up various browser components, and, getting bored from slaving away on the hardest 10% of the page load CPU time, I sat down with Siu On tonight to improve the easiest 10%:


The experiment was very unscientific and our prototype was written in Python. Thus, while this chart shows a 6x speed gain for the component, plugging in our version would do little: our sequential 100-200 line Python version was 5x slower than Firefox's C++ version.
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