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Re: Performance comparison Mac OSX vs. Windows XP

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  • Subject: [mg69974] Re: [mg69925] Performance comparison Mac OSX vs. Windows XP
  • From: "Chris Chiasson" <chris at chiasson.name>
  • Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2006 06:16:49 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <200609271005.GAA00253@smc.vnet.net> <acbec1a40609270553k1a63936eqc88f0afb5d564aeb@mail.gmail.com> <9D3B9785-2FEA-4628-B14C-7830F91A0F86@uni-mainz.de>

Maybe I messd that up. What I meant was the IBM chip called Power
(don't know what version, 4 or 5 maybe?).

On 9/27/06, Malte Persike <persike at uni-mainz.de> wrote:
> Dear Chris,
>
> thanks for the hint. I wasn't aware that Apple ever built a MacBook
> Pro with a PowerPC chip. I'll clear that up.
>
> Regards, Malte.
>
> --
> Am 27.09.2006 um 14:53 schrieb Chris Chiasson:
>
> > It would be relevant to know if your MacBook had a PowerPC chip in it
> > or an Intel Core/2 Duo/Solo.
> >
> > On 9/27/06, Blackadder <Malte at t-online.de> wrote:
> >> 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.
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
> > --
> > http://chris.chiasson.name/
>
>
>


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