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multiprocessor vs cache/memory

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  • Subject: [mg53942] multiprocessor vs cache/memory
  • From: "joe haydn" <nospam at>
  • Date: Fri, 4 Feb 2005 04:12:30 -0500 (EST)
  • Reply-to: "joe haydn" <nospam at>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

hi folks, we're trying to resolve the classic issue of trade-off between 
multiprocessor vs. cache/memory for a mathematica platform.  Wondered if 
anyone has any kind of input.

Whether to have more memory/cache (with 3 processors) or to have 4 processor 
machine. (with linux as the OS)

Or in general thoughts about mathematica use (especially in cryptography 
related computations in our case), I wonder how people evaluate the platform 
on which it runs, performance issues with this tradeoff.

Any inputs on it, or links to somewhere else for resources to get more 
insights on, I appreciate!


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