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Re: Scientific Web - Speedcomparison Mathematica 2

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  • Subject: [mg2699] Re: Scientific Web - Speedcomparison Mathematica 2
  • From: loh at mtl.mit.edu (Vincent Kwok-Shiang Loh)
  • Date: Sat, 9 Dec 1995 01:52:05 -0500
  • Organization: MIT Microsystems Technology Laboratories

In article <49dr6v$aou at dragonfly.wri.com> Stefan Steinhaus <stst at informatik.uni-frankfurt.de> writes:

   >                  Comparison of Mathematica on Various Machines
   > 
   > -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
   > 
   > Author : Stefan Steinhaus (UNI Frankfurt)
   > E-Mail : stst at informatik.uni-frankfurt.de
   > 
   > -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
   > This is the latest version of Mathematica timing tests; (further results are
   > welcome: stst at informatik.uni-frankfurt.de).
   > 
   > Timing[3^10000;]
   > 
   >      PENTIUM 90,32 MB,Win. NT 3.51:              0.040 Second


 I am very puzzled by the inconsistent behavior of win nt3.51.
can somebody provide me with either more details or an explanation for
why it was at the head of the class in some tests, but quite miserable
in others.


						Vince


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