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Re: What is the fastest machine for Mathematica?

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  • Subject: [mg13608] Re: [mg13590] What is the fastest machine for Mathematica?
  • From: Carl Woll <carlw at fermi.phys.washington.edu>
  • Date: Fri, 7 Aug 1998 03:08:11 -0400
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hi,

Why don't you post an example of the calculations you are doing, so that
somebody in the newsgroup may be able to figure out a way to speed up
the calculation?

Carl Woll
Dept of Physics
U of Washington

On Mon, 3 Aug 1998, 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!
> 
> 
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