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Re: light-weight PC to run Mathematica?

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  • Subject: [mg91646] Re: [mg91608] light-weight PC to run Mathematica?
  • From: "peter lindsay" <pl.0 at me.com>
  • Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2008 01:53:33 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <200808290810.EAA23425@smc.vnet.net>

hello Murray

my ordinary 2GB, 2 GHz "macbook" I'm guessing has similar performance
to the "macbook air" and I include below the standard Mathematica
Benchmark for my macbook:

=== System Information ===

Machine Name:          plindsay-macbook
System:                Mac OS X x86 (32-bit)
Date:                  August 29, 2008
Mathematica Version:   6.0.3
Benchmark Result:      1.05


=== MathematicaMark6 System Comparison ===

2p dual-core 3.0 GHz Intel Xeon 5160       2.84
Microsoft Windows (32-bit)

2p dual-core 2.66 GHz Intel Xeon           2.14
Apple Mac OS 10.4.8 (64-bit)

2p quad-core 1.6 GHz Intel Xeon 5310       1.88
CentOS Linux 4.4 (32-bit)

2p 1.4 GHz Itanium 2                       1.78
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 3.0 (64-bit)

2p 2.4 GHz Opteron 250                     1.24
Sun Solaris 10 (64-bit)

2p dual-core 2.5 GHz G5                    1.22
Apple Mac OS 10.4.8 (32-bit)

plindsay-macbook                           1.05
Mac OS X x86 (32-bit)

2.4 GHz Pentium 4                          1.00
Microsoft Windows XP (32-bit)

4p 1 GHz Power 4                           0.53
IBM AIX 5.3 (64-bit)

2p 1.28 GHz UltraSPARC III                 0.37
Sun Solaris SPARC (64-bit)

2p 552 MHz PA-8600                         0.21
HP HP-UX 11.11 (64-bit)

(Faster systems give larger numbers)


=== MathematicaMark6 Detailed Timings ===

                                          Total  Test 1  Test 2  Test
3  Test 4  Test 5  Test 6  Test 7  Test 8  Test 9  Test 10  Test 11
Test 12  Test 13  Test 14  Test 15

2p dual-core 3.0 GHz Intel Xeon 5160
Microsoft Windows (32-bit)                30.4   2.08    0.67    1.09
  2.70    4.03    0.50    0.89    3.17    2.00    2.16     2.41
2.08     1.50     2.59     2.52

2p dual-core 2.66 GHz Intel Xeon
Apple Mac OS 10.4.8 (64-bit)              40.3   1.75    0.44    1.85
  3.38    11.70   0.30    0.52    3.62    2.07    2.39     2.41
1.56     1.71     3.66     2.91

2p quad-core 1.6 GHz Intel Xeon 5310
CentOS Linux 4.4 (32-bit)                 45.8   2.01    1.20    0.93
  4.42    8.32    0.88    1.54    5.12    1.61    3.14     3.91
2.73     3.37     3.49     3.12

2p 1.4 GHz Itanium 2
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 3.0 (64-bit)  48.6   3.82    0.83    1.39
  1.92    2.80    0.33    0.76    7.44    3.29    4.84     7.11
4.90     2.90     2.88     3.34

2p 2.4 GHz Opteron 250
Sun Solaris 10 (64-bit)                   69.3   3.92    0.60    3.68
  5.79    15.30   0.41    0.90    7.62    4.32    3.31     4.27
3.52     5.68     4.53     5.45

2p dual-core 2.5 GHz G5
Apple Mac OS 10.4.8 (32-bit)              70.6   3.92    1.25    3.88
  4.53    18.10   0.81    1.43    6.39    2.29    4.96     5.83
4.64     2.72     6.02     3.89

plindsay-macbook
Mac OS X x86 (32-bit)                     81.8   2.96    1.18    3.47
  6.09    15.70   0.99    1.47    6.38    11.90   3.37     4.38
3.40     3.18     7.99     9.32

2.4 GHz Pentium 4
Microsoft Windows XP (32-bit)             86.2   5.05    1.23    3.00
  8.84    7.50    0.92    1.63    9.17    8.78    5.39     6.17
5.67     4.51     9.42     8.90

4p 1 GHz Power 4
IBM AIX 5.3 (64-bit)                      163.7  7.34    1.56    5.90
  9.20    60.10   0.94    1.64    10.10   14.40   3.30     13.20
6.99     6.04     10.50    12.50

2p 1.28 GHz UltraSPARC III
Sun Solaris SPARC (64-bit)                235.2  12.00   1.97    9.66
  12.70   45.30   1.13    2.43    26.30   32.30   7.40     19.70
11.90    5.91     18.90    27.50

2p 552 MHz PA-8600
HP HP-UX 11.11 (64-bit)                   405.5  25.30   3.92    30.50
  9.76    64.90   33.10   3.41    49.50   22.60   28.20    41.80
24.00    21.10    24.00    23.30

(Timings are CPU time in seconds)


2008/8/29 Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>:
> I'm allergic to Macs:  All the other computers I use have either Windows or
> Linux as OS.  Thanks for the suggestion, anyway.
>
> BTW, do you have any benchmark data or experience with running Mathematica 6
> on a MacBook Air?
>
> peter lindsay wrote:
>>
>> what about the macbook air ?
>>
>> 2008/8/29 Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>:
>>>
>>> I'm trying to choose an ultraportable laptop that can run Mathematica
>>> reasonably (and, if at all possible, has a full-size keyboard).
>>>
>>> Do you have any experience with such -- especially some of those very
>>> new ones weighing around 2 pounds -- and any recommendations?
>>>
>>> In particular, any comments about suitability of the following for
>>> Mathematica use?
>>>
>>> Lenovo Thinkpad X200
>>> Asus Eee PC
>>> Enamo
>>>
>>> --
>>> Murray Eisenberg                     murray at math.umass.edu
>>> Mathematics & Statistics Dept.
>>> Lederle Graduate Research Tower      phone 413 549-1020 (H)
>>> University of Massachusetts                413 545-2859 (W)
>>> 710 North Pleasant Street            fax   413 545-1801
>>> Amherst, MA 01003-9305
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>
> --
> Murray Eisenberg                     murray at math.umass.edu
> Mathematics & Statistics Dept.
> Lederle Graduate Research Tower      phone 413 549-1020 (H)
> University of Massachusetts                413 545-2859 (W)
> 710 North Pleasant Street            fax   413 545-1801
> Amherst, MA 01003-9305
>


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