So I’m just sitting here with a thonk this morning in bed about java on ppc and how long it takes a minecraft server to start on a G5 quad. Obviously being risc there must be some instructions missing that 1.14.4 wants, so it has to crank on that stuff that much harder.
Well arlight, that makes sense I guess.
But then I had a thought. Even if java can run on risc, is it meant to? It really doesn’t perform that well. What about other languages? Is there an inherent base that they all like to operate under? If C could run on a processor that was so trimmed down to a set of optimized instructions, would it be faster or slower? Are there benchmarks and data that people have collected to demonstrate different behaviors of chips? What about ryzen and its sort of hybrid setup?
Dammit now I need to go download gravism and build it on everything to see how it acts.