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Re: Does Mathematica 5 use multiple processors on SPARC?
Dave wrote: > I assume this technical FAQ > > http://support.wolfram.com/mathematica/systems/allplatforms/multipleprocessors.html > > is out of date since it says "The current version of Mathematica does > not take direct advantage of multiple processors on any platform" > > whereas > > http://www.wolfram.com/products/mathematica/newin5/performance/ > > says "Mathematica 5 also takes advantage of multiple processors for a > range of numerical operations on those operating systems such as Linux, > Windows, and HP-UX that support this multithreaded capability." > > Now my question is does Mathematica 5 support multiple processors on > Solaris? Since the kernel code is very similar across platforms, I > assume it does, although it is odd to mention HP-UX and not Solaris, > when the latter is probably used much more. > > Dave, Solaris, AIX, SGI, and Linux x86-64 don't use threaded libraries, so numerical operations (the ones that use BLAS libraries for example) will not take advantage of multiple processors. Igor Antonio Wolfram Research, Inc. http://www.wolfram.com To email me personally, remove the dash.