Go 1.1 performance improvements

“This is the first in a series of articles analysing the performance improvements in the Go 1.1 release.

It has been reported (here, and here) that performance improvements of 30-40% are available simply by recompiling your code under Go 1.1. For linux/amd64 this holds true for a wide spectrum of benchmarks. For platforms like linux/386 and linux/arm the results are even more impressive, but I’m putting the cart before the horse…”