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Re: Windows NT or Linux

  • Subject: [mg2754] Re: Windows NT or Linux
  • From: ianc (Ian Collier)
  • Date: Wed, 13 Dec 1995 02:01:37 -0500
  • Approved: usenet@wri.com
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  • Organization: Wolfram Research, Inc.

In article <4aiqtv$57b at dragonfly.wri.com>, loh at mtl.mit.edu (Vincent
Kwok-Shiang Loh) wrote:

> In article <4a3edu$qnc at dragonfly.wri.com> ianc at wri.com (Ian Collier) writes:
> 
> >   Just to clarify, in the current version of Mathematica for
> >   Windows, which runs under Windows NT, the kernel is a 32 bit 
> >   Win32 application, while the front end is a 16 bit application.
> 
> Is there ever going to be a 32bit front end.  In my opinion, its sorely
> needed.  I am using mma with NT 3.51 Service Pack 1 on a 486/66 w/
> 52Mb ram.  When I bring up a perf meter or qslice (from the nt
> resource kit), I see that the "csrss" process is churning like crazy
> when the kernel and the frontend are running, even when I'm not doing
> anything. .  
> My NT/windows friends tell me that that may be a consequence of the
> 32bit code communicating with 16 bit stuff, or the way the
> client-server communication is done.  do you have any ideas as
> to what the problem is?  
> 
>                                                 Vince

Wolfram Research is currently testing a new version of
Mathematica for Windows that should improve performance
under Windows NT 3.5.1.

The next major release of Mathematica will have a 32 bit
front end.

I hope this helps.

--Ian

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