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Re: Fastest Mathematica implementation?

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  • Subject: [mg1248] Re: Fastest Mathematica implementation?
  • From: rubin at msu.edu (Paul A. Rubin)
  • Date: Fri, 26 May 1995 06:50:26 -0400
  • Organization: Michigan State University

In article <3q14ro$725 at news0.cybernetics.net>,
   <bhunter at cat.bbsr.edu> (Bill Hunter) wrote:
->Benchmark results, anyone? What is the fastest back end processor for
->Mathematica?  I realize that the answer depends on what I want to do
->with Mathematica; at the moment, I'm most interested in small amounts
->of symbolic transformation tied to large amounts of numerical
->analysis.
->
->If this is in a FAQ somewhere, I haven't found it yet.

As I recall, WRI sells a version of Mathematica for Cray supercomputers.  
(It was $250,000 not including the Cray the last time I looked, but that's 
years ago.)  I would guess the Cray remains the fastest machine for running 
the kernel.

Paul

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