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High CPU Load Caused by Google’s Buckyball

You have to be careful when placing javascript objects in a webpage. Latest Google doodle buckyball has a major impact on CPU load when you try to spin it. Bellow is a screenshot showing average load on one of the core of my i7 CPU. It uses more than half core power to animate.

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After a while firefox RAM usage skyrocketed to more than 1,5Gb all thanks to this buckyball. I wonder how badly older computers that don’t have powerful processors will be slowed down. Not so long ago another Google’s doodle with pacman game also caused a lot of trouble for people who just wanted to use plain search and nothing more.

It would be nice from Google to have the option of opting out from such doodles in the future.


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