Hardware for Mathematica 6.0
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- Subject: [mg80158] Hardware for Mathematica 6.0
- From: "Ernst H.K. Stelzer" <stelzer at embl.de>
- Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2007 06:55:02 -0400 (EDT)
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I was asked to be a little bit more specific following my email on hardware.
First of all, this has been discussed several times and I am well aware of
these discussions. In my lab at EMBL in Heidelberg we use various different
pieces of equipment from different vendors.
Second, I am still looking for the official Wolfram documentation on how to
implement Multiprocessor support. I followed a previous posting to this
group, which works for Mathematica 5.2 and 6. It works on a dual Quadcore
(2x4=8 cores and an almost 7.5x improvement in speed) and on a dual core (2x
improvement in speed). It works in both Vista 32bit and Vista 64bit. In
both cases it shows nicely in Windows Task Manager Performance Indicator. I
have not tested multi-CPU extensively but it does help with our image
processing. As I said above, I am still looking for the official
documentation and an indication of the scope of its usefulness.
Thirdly, I also use the Personal Grid Edition (currently still 5.2) but this
is a different issue.
Fourth, the desktop I was referring to is based on XEON E5345 @ 2.33GHz,
16GByte RAM, 64bit Vista, (still, I am waiting for updates to two
packages!!) 64bit Mathematica (5.2). The laptop runs Mathematica 6.0 and the other
dual core uses 6.0 in a 32bit environment.
In summary, only excellent experience until now.
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