The program (heapsort.c) and latest results (heapsort.tbl) can be obtained via anonymous ftp from 'ftp.nosc.mil' in directory 'pub/aburto'. The ftp.nosc.mil IP address is: 22.214.171.124
Please send new results (new machines, compilers, compiler options) to: firstname.lastname@example.org. I will keep the results up-dated and post periodically to 'comp.benchmarks'. Any comments or advice or whatever greatly appreciated too.
Heapsort.c Test Results: MIPS is relative to unoptimized gcc 2.1 (gcc -DUNIX) instruction count using assembly output for 80486 (80386 code). The instruction count is divided by the average runtime (for 1 loop) to obtain the RELATIVE MIPS rating for memory sizes from 8000 bytes up to 2048000 bytes. These will not necessarily be like other MIPS results because the instruction mix and weightings are different! This is just a heap sort test program which I have attempted to calibrate to a relative MIPS rating. I suppose we can call this a 'HeapMIPS' rating :)
PLEASE NOTE: The Sun system results can be quite erratic unless the '-Bstatic'option is used (Sun C 2.0/3.0 comment).
Results as of 01 Oct 1997: