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Re: What is the fastest machine for Mathematica?

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  • Subject: [mg13611] Re: [mg13590] What is the fastest machine for Mathematica?
  • From: Andrew Watson <abwatson at mail.arc.nasa.gov>
  • Date: Fri, 7 Aug 1998 03:08:14 -0400
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

At 11:53 PM -0800 8/2/98, Christian Keysers wrote:
>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
>
>________________________________________________________

Every time we buy a new $30K workstation, we find it is outpaced by the
current $3K Apple Macintosh. We never learn. Caveat Emptor.

Andrew


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