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Re: Timing and Pi


$Version

6.0 for Mac OS X x86 (32-bit) (June 19, 2007)

Timing[N[Pi, 1000000];]

{2.68925,Null}

Mac OS 10.5.1
Mathematica 6.0.1.0

  Model Name:	iMac
  Model Identifier:	iMac6,1
  Processor Name:	Intel Core 2 Duo
  Processor Speed:	2.33 GHz
  Number Of Processors:	1
  Total Number Of Cores:	2
  L2 Cache:	4 MB
  Memory:	3 GB
  Bus Speed:	667 MHz


Bob Hanlon

---- peter <glassymeow at yahoo.com> 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



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