Announcing the Renaissance benchmark suite

Francois Farquet francois.farquet at
Thu May 9 18:04:35 UTC 2019

    	Hi Alan,
The suite has been developed and tested under JDK8 and full support of JDK11 is planned for the 1.0.0 release.Regarding the latest JDK and ea versions, we’ll do our best to test it regularly but if the Java Product Group at Oracle could regularly check its compatibility and performance, that would be great.
- Francois


On Thu, May 9, 2019 at 7:03 PM +0200, "Alan Bateman" <Alan.Bateman at> wrote:

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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