Announcing the Renaissance benchmark suite

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at
Thu May 9 17:02:06 UTC 2019

On 09/05/2019 09:32, Francois Farquet wrote:
> Dear all,
> We are pleased to announce the release of the Renaissance Benchmark 
> Suite. This new suite is intended to provide workloads that are not 
> available elsewhere, and thus complement the workloads found in the 
> existing, commonly used benchmark suites for the JVM, such as DaCapo, 
> ScalaBench, and SPECjvm2008, which we gratefully acknowledge. We have 
> found a great deal of inspiration in these suites, and strive to match 
> and, where possible, exceed, the level of quality and usability 
> established by these suites.
> We aim to make the Renaissance development process as open as 
> possible, and invite the community to participate. The code is 
> open-source and the contribution mechanism is open. The suite will be 
> regularly updated through minor releases, while new benchmarks will be 
> introduced or retired in major releases.
> Version 0.9 marks the first public open-source release of the 
> Renaissance suite and is considered a major release candidate with 
> respect to the selection of workloads included in the suite. We are 
> still stabilizing the internal design until the 1.0 major release 
> which should be ready in a few weeks. In the meantime, any feedback or 
> contribution is very welcome.
> Repository :
> Website :
This looks very interesting. I followed the link to the CI and see it's 
built/run on 8, 9, and 11. Are all benchmarks runnable on the main line, 
as in jdk/jdk or the current JDK 13 EA builds? Is there anyone lined up 
to have it run on a regularly basis with current platforms and 


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