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Info sought on MMA and HP

  • To: mathgroup at yoda.physics.unc.edu
  • Subject: Info sought on MMA and HP
  • From: harrison at faraday.physics.utoronto.ca (David Harrison)
  • Date: Thu, 30 Jan 92 06:00:14 -0500

We are looking at an HP9000/750 computer, and since our operation 
(undergraduate computing) uses MMA extensively I am seeking info on 
the quality of the port to that platform.  We intend to convert to
the new machine in April.

We are running currently on a Sparc (4/280) with multiple NCD colour
X-terminals, and are very happy.  Except that MMA has eaten the Sun
(cpu, context registers, swap partitions and all with nary a burp) 
which is why we are doing an upgrade.

To illustrate why I am sending out this request, I know someone with
an IBM/6000 who has discovered that MMA is badly damaged, especially 
for X-terminal displays.  It is a bit better for 2.0 than 1.2.  Animation, 
for example, is important to our application but is still broken. So that 
platform, whatever its other virtues, is not suitable for us.

Any experiences with HP9000/700 series computers running MMA, especially 
with X-terminals, would be appreciated.
--
David Harrison                             | "For us believing physicists
Dept. of Physics, Univ. of Toronto         |  the distinction between past,
Inet: harrison at faraday.physics.utoronto.ca |  present, and future is illusion,
                                           |  however persistent." - Einstein





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