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    An interesting topic to research, but a shame they botched the statistics (and benchmarking in general). These results are not believable.

    For information on system calls see: POSIX Abstractions in Modern Operating Systems

    The issue of hardware variability was not covered: http://shape-of-code.coding-guidelines.com/2015/02/24/hardware-variability-may-be-greater-than-algorithmic-improvement/

    and there are lots of OS specific variability issues; they should have at least rebooted multiple times and rerun the benchmark.

    As for picking the top 5 out of 10,000 measurements. Shoot that man!

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      Thank you for this. I saw this link on another site and only skimmed it so I was kind of baffled that the (claimed) results could be the case.