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Re: Performance comparison Mac OSX vs. Windows XP

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  • Subject: [mg69979] Re: [mg69925] Performance comparison Mac OSX vs. Windows XP
  • From: "Chris Chiasson" <chris at chiasson.name>
  • Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2006 06:17:25 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <200609271005.GAA00253@smc.vnet.net> <acbec1a40609270553k1a63936eqc88f0afb5d564aeb@mail.gmail.com> <9D3B9785-2FEA-4628-B14C-7830F91A0F86@uni-mainz.de> <acbec1a40609271012x21da9682w33bfae5e5e941fce@mail.gmail.com> <66BF6F31-F7E6-45F2-8ED0-6C03AB9CB272@uni-mainz.de> <acbec1a40609271056g71a56f14lec5e2f2425efa6bd@mail.gmail.com>

Maybe you could try that Boot Camp software to put Windows on your
laptop and then test the trial version of Mathematica on it (if the
machine id turns out to be different in Windows).

On 9/27/06, Chris Chiasson <chris at chiasson.name> wrote:
> Well, the Core 2 Duos are much faster than the Core Duos. I think your
> Mac should still be faster than the old Dell (assuming it is a Pentium
> M) even if it is only a Core Duo instead of a Core 2 Duo. (dumb
> marketing names are a pain)
>
>
>
> On 9/27/06, Malte Persike <persike at uni-mainz.de> wrote:
> > No problem, you were right anyway, too little information. I just
> > posted an addendum to my first post.
> > BTW, the MacBook Pro has a 2.16 GHz Intel Core Duo processor. This
> > lead me to expecting that the MacBook should be about 25 % faster
> > than the Dell machine, not 40 % slower. You may translate that into a
> > net discrepancy of about 70 % ;) . I'm currently trying to find out
> > if there is something wrong with my MacBook or Mathematica for Mac.
> >
> > Kind regards, Malte
> >
> > --
> > Am 27.09.2006 um 19:12 schrieb Chris Chiasson:
> >
> > > 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/
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >
> > >
> > > --
> > > http://chris.chiasson.name/
> >
>
>
> --
> http://chris.chiasson.name/
>


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