The objective is to build the fastest replacement for the Delphi Memory Manager.
The following operating systems are supported:
Win95, Win98, WinME, WinNT, Win2000, WinXP, Win2003, Win64.
It is allowed to use any Fastcode function such
as Move and FillChar.
Allocations must be at least 4 byte aligned.
All allocations must end at a 4 byte aligned address
The MM can use the 0-3 bytes at the end of blocks.
It is not allowed to use the patching principle for using any functions such as FastMove and FastFillChar.
There are two targets:
RTL Replacement. Same rules as for the standard RTL Replacement Target.
No CPU ID based selection of code is allowed.
Free blended: CPU ID based selection of code is allowed. All possible instructions are allowed. Must run on all processors from 486 and forward.
A valid entry for a given target gives 25 points.
Only one entry per target gives points.
A target winner gives 250 points
A target second place gives 150 points
A target third place gives 100 points
A target fourth place gives 50 points
Benchmark Tool: MMv1_BV113.zip:
FastCode Memory Manager B&V 1.1.3 - 24-Jan-2005
Added FastMM3 back to the batch files.
FastCode Memory Manager B&V 1.1.2 - 20-Jan-2005
Included D6 and D7 benchmarks in batch files
Removed D2006 benchmarks and validations from batch files. These will be added back in for the 2006 competition.
Removed Nexus. It was locking up on benchmarks.
FastCode Memory Manager B&V 1.1.1 - 11-Jan-2005
Removed Validate29. This may be added back at a later time.
Run validations and benchmarks with slightly different compiler settings. This means that twice as many copies of FastcodeMMChallengeBV are built.
- Validations have Range and Overflow checking turned on.
- Benchmarks have Range and Overflow checking turned off.
After every successful write of the XML log file, a backup is made. This way, if an out of memory error leaves you with a zero byte file, you can recover up to the previous successful test.
FastCode Memory Manager B&V 1.1.0 - 6-Jan-2005
Added a -RV flag to FastcodeMMChallengeBV to make it easier to run Regular and Extra validations separately from the command line.
Cleaned up the batch files to make them more flexible and make the output cleaner.
Note: Tests have not changed between 1.0 and 1.1.
FastCode Memory Manager B&V 1.0.0 - 4-Jan-2005 Applied fixed BUCKETMM_ASM and added it back to tests
Added Dennis' BucketMMDKC_ASM - a slightly
Added the latest DKC_IA32_MM - 0.27.
Added the latest FastMM - 4.56.
Recording more CPU details in the MMChallenge.xml result file.
FastCode Memory Manager B&V 0.56 - 12-Dec-2005
Added the latest DKC_IA32_MM - 0.24.
Added the latest FastMM - 4.52.
Added new FastcodeCPUID and FastcodeMoveCPUID units from dennis.
Added new benchmark SingleFPBenchmark2 from Dennis.
Updated the descriptions of Pierre's benchmarks to include his name.
Changed the description of the ArrayUpsizeSingleThread benchmark with Dennis' new text.
Added Delphi 2006 support. Delphi 2005 is still the base compiler for benchmarks.
FastCode Memory Manager B&V 0.55
- 0.55 was started but Some of the ToDo items changed. It was skipped to help avoid confusion.
FastCode Memory Manager B&V 0.54 - 28-Oct-2005
Added the latest DKC_IA32_MM - 0.18
Added the latest FastMM - 4.46
- Made sure the compiler defines are correct for FastMM and FastMM_16