To dual-core or not to dual-core

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg73469] To dual-core or not to dual-core*From*: "terry" <terryisnow at yahoo.com>*Date*: Sun, 18 Feb 2007 06:14:03 -0500 (EST)

Dear Mathematica Experts, I currently run simulations in Mathematica 5.2 that take on the order of months to complete. These simulations all consist of operations like the following: 1) {a,b,c,...} - {x,y,z,...} 2) a - {x,y,z,...} 3) a*{x,y,z,...} 4) Apply[Plus, Abs[{x,y,z,...}]] I know that some operations in 5.2 will automatically take advantage of mulitple cores if they exist on a machine, splitting up the work automatically across cores without any custom coding on the users part, but does this apply to operations like the ones I've listed above? Any and all insights are graciously appreciated! Terry