Version 2 of Octane adds new capabilities and features to give Web developers more information as they work to create faster Website code.
Google has released a new version of its Octane Benchmark Suite that helps Web developers measure a browser's performance when running complex and demanding Web applications used by Internet visitors each day.
The new Octane Benchmark Suite
Version 2.0 was unveiled by Hannes Payer, a Google software engineer, in a Nov. 6 post on the Chromium Blog
. The suite was originally released in August 2012
"We created the Octane Benchmark Suite
and updates to existing benchmarks."
To reduce those kinds of delays, the latest version of Octane now includes a "modified version of our Mandreel
Also added are two new performance tests, including a test based on the Typescript
benchmark, an asm.js test from the Mozilla Emscripten
suite. Both new benchmarks help measure an engine's ability to deal with heavy and complex workloads, which are increasingly common in today's Web applications."
The new Octane also includes fixes for three existing benchmarks to refine their target measurements, he wrote. They are Regexp
, which verifies that Regexp calculations give the correct results; GameBoy Emulator
, which will now actually run in the strict mode it was originally designed to run in; and CodeLoad
, which makes sure that the code load is different on every iteration, wrote Payer.
"Octane 2.0 represents one more step in our continuing quest to deliver the best possible performance for users," he wrote. "You can run Octane 2.0
in your browser or read the documentation
for an in-depth look at the new benchmarks."
report. Besides an expanded set of benchmarks
, Octane also has an interface that makes it easier to read and that adapts automatically to tablet and mobile screens.