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Re: What is the fastest machine for Mathematica?
Thanks for your response. As for the pentiums, the answer is definitely no, they are much much slower, because they don't use risk processors and the bus is miserable. As for the powermacs or alphas, I don't really have "empirical" data. Would you happen to know how an SGI R10000 250Mhz compares to one of these? Christian ______________________________ Christian Keysers School of Psychology University of St-Andrews St. Andrews Scotland KY16 9JU Tel.: +44.1334.462035 Fax.: +44.1334.463042 On Mon, 3 Aug 1998 steve at smc.vnet.net wrote: > I am curious, what makes you think that the Alphas, Mac, Pentium > machines are slow? Have you tried a 400 mhz Pentium or a 300 mhz > PowerPC G3? My guess is that these will be faster than any single > processor SGI - except maybe for graphics. > > Steve Christensen > Moderator > > > From ck6 at st-andrews.ac.uk Sun Aug 2 08:50:09 1998 > > Message-ID: <35C45F1E.7A2AC370 at st-andrews.ac.uk> > > Date: Sun, 02 Aug 1998 13:44:16 +0100 > > From: Christian Keysers <ck6 at st-andrews.ac.uk> To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net > > MIME-Version: 1.0 > > To: "mathgroup at smc.vnet.net" <mathgroup at smc.vnet.net> > > Subject: [mg13604] What is the fastest machine for Mathematica? > > Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit > > > > We are currently running mathematica on a Silicon Graphics Ingigo 2 > > machine with a 200Mhz processor and 256Mb Ram. The calculations involve > > fitting of gaussians to data set, and take two long at present (2h30min > > for each data set requiring 16 * 8 fits). Does anybody know what > > machines may bring the best speed for that kind of computations? The > > benchmark sites available in the net only contain data for relatively > > slow machines (Dec Alphas, Mac, Pentiums). We were thinking of getting > > an Origin 2000, but even these machines only get really fast with > > multiple processors (not supported by mathematica). So if anybody has a > > really fast machine, let me know! > > > > > > > > -- > > ________________________________________________________ > > > > Christian Keysers > > > > School of Psychology > > Univ. of St Andrews > > Scotland KY16 9JU > > UK > > Tel.: +44.1334.462083 or 463045 > > Fax.: +44.1334.463042 > > Email: ck6 at st-and.ac.uk > > > > ________________________________________________________ > > > > > > >