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Re: Re: Comparison of Mathematica on Various Computers


fizzy wrote:

>Can someone explain why AMD does so well on this test and Pentium does so 
>poorly by comparison??
>I am planning to buy a new  computer and these tests seem to indicate that a 
>Mathematica user should buy an AMD machine.
>
>thanks....Jerry Blimbaum
>
>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "karl unterkofler" <karl.unterkofler at fhv.at>
To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
>Subject: [mg64318] [mg64299] [mg64287] Comparison of Mathematica on Various Computers
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>>''Comparison of Mathematica on Various Computers''
>>is now on <a href="http://smc.vnet.net/mathbench.html";>
>>(or <a href="http://www2.staff.fh-vorarlberg.ac.at/~ku/karl/mma.html";>)
>>
>>
>>Mathematica 5.x benchmark on 
>>http://www2.staff.fh-vorarlberg.ac.at/~ku/karl/timings50.html
>>
>>New results for Mathematica 5.x:
>>
>>Pentium 4 XT ("Extreme Edition"), 3.2 GHz, 2GB, Win XP Pro
>>Pentium 4 3.2 GHz 1 GB RAM, Win XP Pro
>>Athlon Tunderbird, 1.2 GHz, 1GB, Windows 2K, SP 4
>>3.0GHz Pentium IV, 512MB RAM, Windows XP Pro  SP2
>>Powermac G5 dual 2.3GHz, 2GB, MacOSX 10.4.2 <br>
>>AMD Sempron 2400+, @ 1.667 GHz, 256 MB, Madrake Linux 10.1
>>HP Compaq dc7100, Intel 3.2Ghz, Windows XP Pro
>>iBook G4 1.42GHZ, 512MB RAM, OSX 10.4.2
>>3.0GHz Pentium IV, 512MB RAM, Windows XP Pro SP2
>>Sun Ultra 40 (TM) Workstation, 2xOpteron 254, 2.8 GHz, Sun Solaris x86 (64 
>>bit)
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>>The test notebook for Mathematica 5.x is available at
>>http://www2.staff.fh-vorarlberg.ac.at/~ku/karl/math/MMA5.0-Test.nb
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>>Karl Unterkofler
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Have you tried the inbuilt benchmarking function

<<Utilities`Benchmark`
BenchmarkReport[ ]

I get Athlon643200+ with SuSE Linux Desktop9 seems to be best

Hope this helps


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