I came across this post talking about numerical speed in Clojure, so I thought I would try out the equivalent in Common Lisp (Clozure CL) on my Macbook:
CL-USER> (let* ((arr-size 3000000)
(double-arr (make-array arr-size :element-type 'single-float)))
(dotimes (i arr-size)
(setf (aref double-arr i) (random 1.0)))
(time (loop for i from 0 below arr-size
summing (aref double-arr i))))
(LOOP FOR I FROM 0 BELOW ARR-SIZE SUMMING (AREF DOUBLE-ARR I))
took 45,649 microseconds (0.045649 seconds) to run.
During that period, and with 4 available CPU cores,
45,558 microseconds (0.045558 seconds) were spent in user mode
57 microseconds (0.000057 seconds) were spent in system mode
45 milliseconds, not bad.