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Miscellaneous News   Miscellaneous News : Comparative between AmigaOS 4.1 and MorphOS 2.3 on Pegasos II
   posted by Daff on 11-Aug-2009 15:01:47 (19951 reads)
The magazine Obligement published today a comparative about performances between AmigaOS 4.1 and MorphOS 2.3 on Pegasos II.

This comparative is based on 20 groups of benchmarks including boot time, processor, 3D, USB, IDE hard disk, WarpOS emulation, emulation 68k, etc.

No subjective comparison was made, all benchmarks are based on numbers.


The article is in french but very easy to understand, and it's available on
http://obligement.free.fr/articles/amigaos41_vs_morphos23.php

English translation: http://66.196.80.202/babelfish/translate_url_content?.intl=us&lp=fr_en&trurl=http%3a%2f%2fobligement.free.fr%2farticles%2famigaos41_vs_morphos23.php
    

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Re: Comparative between AmigaOS 4.1 and MorphOS 2.3 on Pegas
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Seems like MOS is faster on most things..

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Slightly off topic but I noted 4.1 took twice as long to boot on the Peg as it does on a Sam.
I assume this down to the difference between SATA and IDE.

Would be interesting to see how quick MorphOS could boot on a Sam.


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Re: Comparative between AmigaOS 4.1 and MorphOS 2.3 on Pegas
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They titled the article "The Shock of the Summer". I don't think that anyone who uses both OS4 AND MOS would be shocked at all. I didn't run any benchmarks, other than boot timing on my PegII which has both operating systems installed. And MOS trounces OS4 in that area. And subjectively, almost everything seems to run faster on MOS than OS4. The numbers now prove what I've been experiencing for several months.

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Re: Comparative between AmigaOS 4.1 and MorphOS 2.3 on Pegas
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Ferrels : it's not "shock" (or "surprise") but "choc" in french, which mean something diffirent, like "collision" or "impact". The word "choc" in french is also used when the two best teams of football play a match for exemple.

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So why is everything so slow on OS4 then..?

Aren't for example MPlayer and Lha based on the same sources? How can there be such a difference? It can't be the file systems or RAM disk because those comparisons were more similar.


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Re: Comparative between AmigaOS 4.1 and MorphOS 2.3 on Pegas
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Interesting reading but why is OS4.1 so behind


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Nice comparison, thanks for that.


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Oh my, sure mos has a few years on os4, but to me it seems like something is holding os4 down, it would be interesting to hear from some os4 devs on this massacrer?

Great comparison btw.


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@Deniil715

Maybe because OS4 it's still in beta on Pegasos 2 and Sam ?


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Re: Comparative between AmigaOS 4.1 and MorphOS 2.3 on Pegas
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@Deniil715

The a1 and peg use the exact same cpu dont they(that means its a port from the a1)? i dont get how os4 gets beaten by os4emu tho

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So why is everything so slow on OS4 then..?

Because MorphOS has better programmers.


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@Daf

Ok, thanks for the proper translation. I used Babel Fish to translate the page and it isn't very accurate at times.

Last edited by ferrels on 11-Aug-2009 at 06:13 PM.

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I'm not so sure that it's a case of better programmers. I think it has to do with how each OS was initially designed. MOS has the underlying Quark micro-kernel which was designed from the ground up to be light and fast. I think that the benchmarks would be much closer if Hyperion optimized portions of OS4. I think the application programmers on both systems are equally talented.

I wish they'd collaborate more on the areas where OS4 and MOS are weak, such as a decent office suite and mature web browser. OS4 has AmiCygnix, MOS does not. MOS has OWB with YouTube video support, OS4 does not. Why can't these guys get together and share the same code base?

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I think the application programmers on both systems are equally talented.

I do not mean application programmers. I mean system developers.


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Well my first question is was DMA disk access enabled for the tests under OS4.1 as its not enabled by default?

As I would expect that to make a big difference to all file copying, boot speed and any other speed test that has disk access happening in background.


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@Krashan
Quote:
I mean system developers.


...and the more talented users, I suppose? (Sorry, I couldn't resist...)


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I know I'll soon regret having bothered to answer on that clearly as lame provocation meant insult, but anyway..

@ Krashan

You aren't probably really interested in facts but just for the records: OS4 has a heck of all that ancient almost 25 years old #### onboard simply because that is where it stems from.. MorphOS in contrary does not have this burdon but had all chances to make things internally better than the original AmigaOS up to v3 did.

That is reason enough for AmigaOS4 not to be as fast as it could be if that ancient #### wouldn't have to stay around... well, that may change at some point.


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So why is everything so slow on OS4 then..?

Aren't for example MPlayer and Lha based on the same sources? How can there be such a difference?


There's a very simple explanation, actually: memory setup.

If you compile a simple copy loop which copies some data from A to B in memory and run it on both OS'es, you'll find that the same binary runs considerably faster under MorphOS. It seems that MorphOS uses a different memory setup (or memory controller configuration), which makes memory operations faster. In fact the same binary on an AmigaOne under OS4 runs considerably faster than on the Pegasos2, indicating that the issue is somehow specific to the Pegasos2 and its memory controller. OS4 does not perform any configuration of the memory controller of the Pegasos2, it relies on the configuration which is set up by OpenFirmware, however it's possible that the MorphOS developers know some way to make it faster, and change some configuration registers.

So to sum it up: On the Pegasos2 anything which uses memory accesses will run faster under MorphOS because it uses a different memory setup making memory accesses on the Pegasos2 memory controller faster overall.

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I wish they'd collaborate more on the areas where OS4 and MOS are weak

This would be not easy because there is different vision behind both the systems. MorphOS gathers and extends the best Amiga programming and software design style. Even programs ported from Unix world are heavily optimized and made system friendly. OWB, SDL library, Kryptos are good examples. Amiga design ideas like modularity, code sharing and optimization are used and extended in components like MUI, Ambient, Reggae, Poseidon.

Amiga OS4 paradigm is to bend system to ported software instead of bend software to the system. It results in introducing ineffective solutions like AmiCygnix, partially working virtual memory or Linux shared objects. Then Amiga spirit of lightweight and flexibility is sacrified for more and more Linux ports. I do not like this philosophy personally and that is why AmigaOS 4 can offer me nothing over MorphOS.


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Well, isn't OS 4.1 on Pegasos still BETA...?


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