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Re: Performance comparison Mac OSX vs. Windows XP

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  • Subject: [mg69947] Re: Performance comparison Mac OSX vs. Windows XP
  • From: "Jens-Peer Kuska" <kuska at informatik.uni-leipzig.de>
  • Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2006 06:14:51 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Uni Leipzig
  • References: <efdkcl$st$1@smc.vnet.net>

Hi,

why so complicated, in the Utilities`Benchmark` Package you have
almost everything to compare the speed it Mathematica and
yes on my iMac running Windows and OS X the OS X benchmark is
25 % slower.


Regards
  Jens

"Blackadder" <Malte at t-online.de> schrieb im 
Newsbeitrag news:efdkcl$st$1 at smc.vnet.net...
| Dear NG,
|
| recently I switched from a Dell notebook to a 
MacBook Pro. We licensed
| Mathematica 5.2.2.0, 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.
| 



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