I found a nice Singularity paper that actually goes into some performance statistics..

Shows across the board Cycle reductions at the OS level for many systems within the SinguarlityOS.

I really want to see this Midori project's managed SingularityOS work (with dev platform) ... It really does sound exciting...

 

http://www.cs.rochester.edu/~sandhya/csc256/seminars/ryates_singularity.pdf

 

 

e.g. results

 

Software Isolated Process: Creation

============================

[Process create and start]

OS  - Cycles

Singularity - 353,000

freeBSD 5.3 - 1,030,000

Linux 2.6.11 (Red Hat FC4) - 719,000

Windows XP (SP2)  - 5,380,000

 

 

Software Isolated Process: Syscall

============================

[Minimum Kernel API Call]

OS - Cycles

Singularity - 91

freeBSD 5.3 - 878

Linux 2.6.11 (Red Hat FC4) - 437

Windows XP (SP2) - 627

 

etc. etc. (lots more stats in pdf above)