Re: $10K Mathematica Machine

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg77202] Re: $10K Mathematica Machine*From*: chuck009 <dmilioto at comcast.com>*Date*: Tue, 5 Jun 2007 06:56:37 -0400 (EDT)

Other programs do some things faster than Mathematica (correct me someone if I'm wrong). Me personally, and I do some Number Theory, is to get a combo of Mathematica for the GUI and a highly efficient number cruncher to do some of the more CPU intensive work. Example: calculate RSA code for two 512-digit primes. I used PARI to do some of the Number Theory calculations, loaded the results into Mathematica and used Mathematica's nice PowerMod function to do the rest.