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Re: Re: "2p" in BenchmarkReport[] ?

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  • Subject: [mg58839] Re: [mg58814] Re: "2p" in BenchmarkReport[] ?
  • From: Mike Pilat <mpilat at>
  • Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2005 00:29:40 -0400 (EDT)
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Daniele Lupo wrote:
> Il Mon, 18 Jul 2005 07:28:47 +0000 (UTC), Murray Eisenberg ha scritto:
>>Mathematica's version 5.2 StandardPackages Utilities`Benchmark` 
>>identifies several of the reference systems as "2p" -- e.g., "2p 1.4 GHz 
>>Itanium 2", "2p 2.5 GHz G5".
>>What does the "2p" mean?
> Maybe two processors? Mathematica 5.2 is optimized for multi-core calculus,
> and for 64 bit platform.

Yes, the "2p" means two processors or cores. As another poster correctly 
postulated, "4p" would be four, and so on.

> Instead, if I've a Athlon 64, but with Windows XP Home 32 bit, what
> mathematica core is installed? 32 or 64 bit?

The 32-bit kernel would be installed. The 32-bit Windows XP isn't 
capable of running 64-bit binaries, lacks the necessary system 
libraries, etc.

Mike Pilat
Sr. Software Engineer
Software Technology
Wolfram Research, Inc.
mpilat at

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