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Re: Timing and Pi

Mathematica 6, OS X 10.4.11, 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GB SDRAM, gives 2.62345

On 18/12/2007, peter <glassymeow at> wrote:
> i wish to see other people results in running the code:
>   Timing[N[Pi,1000000]]
>   i am using mathematica 6 ,windowsXp
>   i have tried the code on two machines:
>   1- celeron 2.6GHZ-256kb cash, memory DDR-512MB-400Mhz
>   the timing result is  4.281 seconds
>   2- pentium D-925 dual processor 3GHZ-4MB cash , memory DDR2-2GB-667Mhz
>   the timing is 3.218 seconds
>   i am astonished that there is not much difference between the two
> values, even the second machine are speedier in cpu frequency and have more
> cash and the memory frequency.
>   thanks for all
>   peter

peter lindsay
Mathematical Institute
University of St Andrews
KY16 9SS

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