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Re: Re: hardware for Mathematica 6.0

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  • Subject: [mg80071] Re: [mg80029] Re: hardware for Mathematica 6.0
  • From: stelzer at embl.de
  • Date: Sun, 12 Aug 2007 07:08:42 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <f9gv7e$b73$1@smc.vnet.net>

Hi, I run Mathematica on a Dell Latitude D810 (32bit) and on a double Quadcore
(i.e. 8 kernels, 64bit) desktop with 16 GBytes of Ram, the latest Nvidia
graphics card and 1TByte in a Raid.  Both systems run Vista (32 resp 64bit).

I am actually stunned by the performance of the desktop system since it really
takes full advantage of the eight cores.  I am using them for data/image
processing and the speed improvement is very close to a factor 7.5.  For some
operations I found the desktop to be about 25x faster than my laptop, which I
still regard as quite good.

So in my experience the number of cores might be well worth it!!

E. Stelzer
EMBL-Heidelberg


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