Performance of Rails Metal

, Dec 20, 2008

Pratik Naik:

Now, if you compare these results, 3000 r/s against 800 r/s, you may think you’re seeing a 3x performance increase. However, that’d a wrong perception and throughput isn’t the best metric here.

Difference in Time per request is what you should looking at. In my benchmarks, speed increase I get when using Metal is about 1 millisecond. And that’s a constant speed increase I’ll get over a regular Rails action. It’s very important to understand that it’s a constant speed increase. It’ll always be 1 ms for me.

For example, if my Rails action takes 12ms, when I reimplement it all in Metal, it will take about 11 ms and not 4 ms.