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December 24, 2003

Symbolics OpenGenera

I recently purchased a copy of Symbolics OpenGenera and built an Alpha 21164 Tru-64 system for running the environment. I'm still learning the environment, but my initial impressions are quite positive.

Lisp IRC Logs

Recently, I wrote an IRC logging bot as well as a log browser. I've published the logging bot as the irc-logger library. The browser is not yet feature complete: I'm still working on search capabilities and more highlighting options. Even so, the browser is quite usable even now. I'm using the very nice cl-irc library for the logging bot. I also wrote an conversion program using the cl-ppcre library to import lisp logs extending back to Sep 2000.

December 27, 2003

OpenGenera Benchmarks

I ran the Gabriel benchmarks included with OpenGenera (SYS:EXAMPLES;GABRIEL-BENCHMARKS.LISP). I'm running on a 533MHz Alpha 21164 with 512MB RAM. I've published the results. Ranier Joswig sent me his MacIvory3 results for comparison.

Comparing the results, OpenGenera on the Alpha system is 3 times faster on most benchmarks except for floating point. For floating point code, OpenGenera is up to 38 times faster (FFT benchmark) than MacIvory3. Given the Alpha's FPU, this is not at all surprising.

December 28, 2003

Searchable IRC Logs

I've finished adding indexing and searching to my IRC log browser.

December 30, 2003

More IRC Browsing

I've added graphing of message counts, colored message by author, cookie-based auto-login, and selectable start page.

About December 2003

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