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Re: [Q] how fast is each machine with Mathematica ?
In article <49rklg$k50 at dragonfly.wri.com>, Richard EASTHER <easther at cfi.waseda.ac.jp> wrote: >In article <DIECwB.n3o at wri.com> smachov at ulc199.residence.gatech.edu (Scott J. Machovec) writes: >>Kentaro Kondo (kkondo at flab.fujitsu.co.jp) wrote: >> >>: Is there information about Mathematica benchmark test ? >>: ( for example, Timing[N[Sin[1/2],2500]][] ) >>Pentium 90, 16 megs, Neptune chipset: 8.03 including loading kernel, >>6.97 with the kernel loaded. Version 2.2 Enhanced in Win95. >> > >Mac 7200/90 32 megs, (MacOS 7.5.2) Mathematica v 2.2 > - 4.68 seconds including loading kernal > - 4.2 seconds with kernal loaded Well, just for grins I fired up SoftWindows 2.0 on my Macintosh Quadra 610 with PowerPC upgrade card (50 MHz PPC 601, 25MHz bus): - 99.5 seconds including loading kernel - 87.8 seconds with kernel loaded Well, I won't be throwing away my native PPC version of Mma just yet... :-) BUT - Judging from the most recent benchmarks that I saw, the PowerMac 9500/132 is about 6 times faster than mine. Which means that one could do this calculation on an emulated PC on a PowerMac in about twice the time as for the 90 MHz Pentium. Which I think is an amazing testimonial for SoftWindows (and the PPC chip). Dave Wagner Principia Consulting (303) 786-8371 dbwagner at princon.com http://www.princon.com/princon