October 23, 2023, author: Lubomír Bulej
We are pleased to announce a new release of the Renaissance benchmark suite. This release is primarily aimed at improving compatibility with Java 21 (LTS) and Java 22 (EA), but it also marks the departure from Java 8 by requiring at least Java 11 to build the suite and to run the benchmarks. Several benchmarks now use Scala 3 and a memory leak was plugged in one of the benchmarks.
To improve compatibility with Java 21, the Apache Spark framework used by the
apache-spark benchmarks was updated to version 3.5.0 and the Neo4j framework
used by the
neo4j-analytics benchmark was updated to version 5.12.0 (the
benchmark now requires Java 17 to run). The database libraries used in the
db-shootout benchmark were updated to more recent versions, which makes the
benchmark compatible with Java 18 (while still far from Java 21, it is an
improvement over Java 11, where the benchmark was stuck for some time).
The Scala 2.12 and 2.13 versions used by various benchmarks were updated to
versions 2.12.18 and 2.13.12, respectively. The
scala-kmeans are now using Scala 3.3.1, and the
now uses Scala 2.13. This leaves only the
stala-stm-bench7 benchmarks in the Scala 2.12 camp.
Even though the source code of most benchmarks remains unchanged (apart from bug fixes and changes due to library APIs), the actual code executed at runtime may be affected by the dependency updates.
Other changes include a fix for a memory leak in the
reactors benchmark, and
two fixes that improve compatibility with JMH.
See the pull requests referenced in the GitHub release for more details.
Any comments and contributions are welcome.
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