Re: Re: Slow performance on OS X?
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- Subject: [mg56744] Re: [mg56616] Re: Slow performance on OS X?
- From: Igor Antonio <igora at wolf-ram.com>
- Date: Thu, 5 May 2005 06:01:26 -0400 (EDT)
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Kenneth Bowman wrote: > In article <d4so1c$abo$1 at smc.vnet.net>, "ragfield" <ragfield at gmail.com> wrote: > > >>>2.5 GHz, dual-processor G5 with 2 GB of RAM and OS X 10.3.9 >> >>I have the exact same machine you describe and I have never seen >>problems like this (at least 5.0 & 5.1, I don't have 4.1.5 or 4.2 >>handy). Try quitting & moving your ~/Library/Mathematica folder to >>your desktop to see if the problem still happens. > > > Thanks for the suggestion, but that didn't help. > > >>Look at the CPU usage with the 'top' command or >>/Applications/Utilities/ActivityMonitor.app. Does Mathematica use >>excessive amounts of CPU time? > > > No. CPU usage remains minimal. It takes 45-60 seconds for Mathematica to > start, during which time Activity Monitor frequently shows the process as > "hung". Opening a short, 3-line Mathematica file takes about 20 seconds. > This is on a nearly new system. I don't have slow-downs with any other apps. > > Ken Bowman Are you connecting to a Mathematica License Manager? If that's the case, then most likely this is the problem: Mathematica is simply waiting to hear back from MathLM before starting. Try setting up a test license manager on your own machine and see it if works fine. You would have to talk to your system administrator(s). Another test: Download a trial version of Mathematica and see if the problem still exists. Trial versions don't connect to a MathLM server, so if it starts up, then that's another indication there is a problem connecting to your license manager. -- Igor Antonio Wolfram Research, Inc. http://www.wolfram.com To email me personally, remove the dash.