Google Introduces Octane, The JavaScript Benchmark Suite For The Modern Web

Posted on Aug 22 2012 - 4:57am by Editorial Staff

Google hits high with new JavaScript benchmark suite it dubbed as Octane, added five new tests to Google’s V8 Benchmark Suits reflecting modern browser use. Octane works in a manner that delivers a score aiming to rank browser performance across all platforms. Here is an overview of the new tests:

  • Box2DWeb runs a JavaScript port of a popular 2D physics engine that is behind many well-known simulations and web games.
  • Mandreel puts a JavaScript port of the 3D Bullet Engine to the test with a twist: The original C++ source code for the engine is translated to JavaScript by Onan Games’ Mandreelcompiler, which is also used in countless web-based games.
  • Pdf.js is based on Mozilla’s PDF reader and shows how Javascript applications can replace complex native browser plug-ins. It measures how fast the browser decodes a sample PDF document.
  • GB Emulator is derived from an open source emulator of a famous game console running a 3D demo.
  • CodeLoad measures how quickly a JavaScript engine can bootstrap commonly used JavaScript libraries and start executing code in them. The source for this test is derived from open source libraries (ClosurejQuery).

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