Very nice to see it online; I hadn’t read it.
Has it been behind a paywall previously?
Anton is a name I recognise; he was slightly active in my Corewar-playing youth; small world 🙂
Another great intro to interpreter loop performance was given by Google at I/O 2008:
We often used the GCC computed gotos extensions in Corewars interpreters.
We also used a lot of explicit data prefetches.