Sergey Edunov sent along results for Fedora Core 6, along with the following interesting
I've tried your sample on my linux box and found some interesting results. You can see
that with -server option set the "hardcore iterative" became the best one. It seems that
-server option causes a serious performance degradation of recursive calls, while
iterative approach became much faster.
Linux: Fedora Core 6, kernel 2.6.18-1.2849
Processor: Intel Pentium 4 CPU 2.80GHz
Java: Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment 1.6.0-b105