Mac Mathematica & memory requirement
- To: mathgroup at christensen.Cybernetics.NET
- Subject: [mg197] Mac Mathematica & memory requirement
- From: crawford at fido.econlab.arizona.edu (David Crawford)
- Date: Fri, 18 Nov 1994 07:04:50 (CST)
I want to buy more memory for my new powerbook (520c, 68040, no FPU). How much do I need to allocate to Mathematica non-enhanced ? If I upgrade this powerbook with a plug-in PowerPC chip, and upgrade to the PowerMac native version of Mathematica will I require more memory than when using the native 680x0 version ? How much more? I am aware that the minimum required memory allocation for Mathematica is only a _minimal_ allocation to make Mathematica barely run, and that giving mma more memory can greatly improve its performance. Is there any limit to benefits from more memory ? Is there a point where additional memory will yield no additional performance ? So how much memory to allocate to Mathematica ? 680x0 non enhanced: ___MB PowerMac Native: ___MB Answering these questions will help me decide how much memory to buy. .-. .-. / \ .-. .-. / \ / \ / \ .-. _ .-. / \ / \ -/--David Crawford-----\-----/---\---/-\---/---\-----/-----\-------/-------\-- crawford at Arizona.EDU\ / `-' `-' \ / \ / \ / `-' `-' \ / `-' `-'