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RE: hardware for Mathematica 6.0

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  • Subject: [mg80027] RE: [mg79996] hardware for Mathematica 6.0
  • From: "Owen, HL \(Hywel\)" <h.l.owen at>
  • Date: Sat, 11 Aug 2007 02:01:50 -0400 (EDT)

Hi there,

I can't comment on other aspects, but I can say something about OS. I
did a benchmark test of Mathematica 6.0 on my MacBook running either WinXP or
MacOSX, and they ran basically with identical speeds. In other words, it
appears that Mathematica gives the same performance regardless of OS (at
least for OSX vs XP - I can't speak for Linux).


> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Cardon [mailto:cardon at] 
> Sent: 10 August 2007 06:52
> To: mathgroup at
> Subject: [mg79996] hardware for Mathematica 6.0
> I'm about to purchase a new computer and good performance 
> with Mathematica 6.0 is my main priority.  Can anyone 
> prioritize which hardware components (dual-core, quad-core, 
> graphics cards, etc) are likely to give the most "bang for 
> the buck" when it comes to dynamic graphics, number 
> crunching, symbolic computation, etc ?
> I can spend up to about $4000.  I was planning on using Windows XP.

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