The DaCapo research group is pleased to announce the first full
release of the DaCapo benchmark suite, (dacapo-2006-10) available now
The dacapobench web site also includes a paper and technical report
outlining a set of performance evaluation methodologies for
dynamically compiled languages, and mailing lists for community
participation and feedback. All are available at http://www.dacapobench.org.
The DaCapo benchmark suite is a set of 11 non-trivial, real-world,
open source Java benchmarks. This release contains numerous
substantial improvements over earlier releases of the suite,
including new, larger benchmarks and a greatly improved harness. We
encourage researchers and developers from industry and academia
working with Java to use the DaCapo suite and apply the methodologies
presented in the accompanying paper. The paper recommends
performance evaluation and benchmarking methodologies for dynamically
compiled languages, describes and analyzes the suite, and critiques
the current state of measurement methodology in the field. The web
site also contains a link to a companion 30-page technical report
which includes comparative data for SPEC benchmarks.
The suite and paper represent the culmination of five years of work
from around twenty individuals across eight institutions.
Steve Blackburn, on behalf of the DaCapo research group (http://www-