I've decided to stop benchmarking other MUD clients, and to focus just on zMUD. I've learned that comparing MUD clients is often an "apples vs oranges" comparison. Usually the person performing the benchmark is also a MUD client developer, and naturally wants their own client to look good. Everyone claims that their MUD client is "best" or "fastest." Since each client does things in a different way, it's always possible to come up with a benchmark that makes any specific client look the best. So, I'm not even going to try. Perhaps someday, someone independent will come up with a good set of benchmarks (if you do this, let me know and I'll add a link here, no matter how well zMUD does in your results). For those still interested in benchmarks done by MUD client authors, I've put some links at the end of this document (including a link to my previous benchmark page).
Now, on to the zMUD benchmarks. Each time there is a dramatic change in the speed of a new zMUD version, or a new public version, I'll try to add it to this table.
(Table last updated: 8-Apr-2003)
Test results are in seconds. Best times are in bold red. The specific tests are:
Tests were done with a 300 Mhz client computer running Windows 2000. Server was a 300 Mhz computer running Caldera Open Linux, acting as a simple telnet server. LAN connection was 100Mps. Window size for client was 100 columns by 32 rows, with a 10pt Courier font.
This page was last updated on April 20, 2003.