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Performance comparison Mac OSX vs. Windows XP
Dear NG, recently I switched from a Dell notebook to a MacBook Pro. We licensed Mathematica 188.8.131.52, which is a Universal Binary on Mac OSX. Yesterday, a colleague sent me a notebook with some intensive computations and asked me to test the speed on my MacBook. The results were quite surprising and earned me quite a few smirks from my fellow coworkers. Here's what I got: Dell Latitude 505 (1.6 Ghz, 512 MB RAM): 263.44 secs MacBook Pro 17" (2.1 Ghz, 2 GB RAM): 402,18 secs This means that my MacBook is about 35 % slower than a technically inferior Windows notebook. Does anybody have experiences with the performance of Mathematica on different OSes? Has anybody notices similar behavior between the Windows and Mac OS versions? Any hints or comments are very welcome. Kind regards, Malte p.s.: If you are interested in running the Mathematica notebook on your Mac, I'm happy to send you a copy by e-mail.