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2015.01.01 17:12 "Re: Fast TIFF Reading on Windows", by Bob Friesenhahn
2015.01.01 17:27 "Re: Fast TIFF Reading on Windows", by <jcupitt@gmail.com>
2015.01.01 20:24 "Re: Fast TIFF Reading on Windows", by Aaron Boxer
2015.01.01 20:20 "Re: Fast TIFF Reading on Windows", by Aaron Boxer
2015.01.03 05:24 "Re: Fast TIFF Reading on Windows", by Edward Lam
2015.01.05 03:36 "Re: Fast TIFF Reading on Windows", by Aaron Boxer
2015.01.05 03:39 "Re: Fast TIFF Reading on Windows", by Aaron Boxer
2015.01.05 04:49 "Re: Fast TIFF Reading on Windows", by Bob Friesenhahn
2015.01.05 09:53 "Re: Fast TIFF Reading on Windows", by <jcupitt@gmail.com>
2015.01.05 13:47 "Fwd: Fast TIFF Reading on Windows", by Aaron Boxer
2015.01.05 13:47 "Fwd: Fast TIFF Reading on Windows", by Aaron Boxer
2015.01.05 14:07 "Re: Fast TIFF Reading on Windows", by Aaron Boxer
2015.01.05 15:05 "Re: Fast TIFF Reading on Windows", by Bob Friesenhahn
2015.01.05 19:38 "Re: Fast TIFF Reading on Windows", by Aaron Boxer
2015.01.07 10:53 "Re: Fast TIFF Reading on Windows", by Roger Leigh
2015.01.07 15:26 "Re: Fast TIFF Reading on Windows", by Bob Friesenhahn
2015.01.05 14:03 "Re: Fast TIFF Reading on Windows", by Edward Lam
2015.01.05 14:08 "Re: Fast TIFF Reading on Windows", by Aaron Boxer
2015.01.05 17:57 "Re: Fast TIFF Reading on Windows", by Edward Lam

2015.01.01 17:12 "Re: Fast TIFF Reading on Windows", by Bob Friesenhahn

On Thu, 1 Jan 2015, Aaron Boxer wrote:

> Can anyone recommend the very fastest way of reading TIFF files on
> windows?
> For example, there are several ways of reading in the file, including
> memory mapping. Has anyone benchmarked performance on
> recent versions of windows?

You should be more specific.  A common benchmark method is to read the 
same file repeatedly.  I suspect that you are more interested in 
first-read performance of a large series of images which in total are 
far larger than system memory.  These situations are completely 
different.

NTFS blocksize can be a factor and the blocksize is specified when the 
filesystem is created.  The blocksize is important since blocksize 
amount of data will be read (perhaps wastefully) if any byte in the 
block is accessed.  Likewise, larger blocks may result in less 
apparent fragmentation with large files.  The NTFS blocks are still 
stored accross 512 byte or 4k byte disk sectors.

Windows does not seem to cache filesystem data as agressively as some 
other systems, which can be both a hinderance and a benefit.

Memory mapped file reads under Windows seem rather similar to Linux.

Bob
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Bob Friesenhahn
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