According to Mozilla, Kraken “focuses on realistic workloads and forward-looking applications.” The benchmark aims to chart the progress of open web products like Firefox as they improve the performance of day-to-day browser tasks. Kraken 1.0 will soon expand into a more feature-filled testing system, and like all Mozilla’s projects, it’s an open source endeavor.
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Each score above links to the full breakdown of Kraken's benchmark results. All tests were performed on a machine running 64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate.
Amusing anecdote: Internet Explorer 8 took about half an hour to complete the test, and required a registry hack to disable a neverending slow script warning. Firefox 3.6, the second slowest of the bunch, finished in well under 10 minutes. There's clearly something very, very wrong there.