About a year ago, I wrote a simple prime testing algorithm to test the speed of several languages. I just added Julia (windows binary) to the list.

Time Language 0.3 Julia 0.3 VB 6.0 Compiled 0.3 VC++ 6.0 0.4 Digital Mars C 0.5 GHC Haskell Compiled with -O2 flag 0.7 Netbeans 6.9 Java 0.8 VB 6.0 (Interpreted strong typed) 1.3 Mathematica 8 compiled with Compilation Target->”C” 1.9 Matlab 7.10.0.499 (R2010a) 2.5 GHC Haskell Compiled 3.6 “Compiled” Mathematica 8 3.7 QiII SBC 5.0 Python IDLE 2.6.4 6 1992 Turbo C 7 Compiled PLT Scheme 7 VB 6.0 (Interpreted no type info) 7 Excel VBA (Iterp) 9 Clojure (Clojure Box 1.2 with type coersion) 11 "Compiled" Mathematica 7 19 PLT Scheme 20 netbeans python 20 ruby 1.8.6 for Windows 25 QiII Clisp 40 Emacs lisp using Cygwin 117 Mathematica 7 131 Mathematica 8 185 GHC Haskell Interactive Mode