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Re: light-weight PC to run Mathematica?

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  • Subject: [mg91651] Re: light-weight PC to run Mathematica?
  • From: Frank Scherbaum <fscherbaum at mac.com>
  • Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2008 04:30:59 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <200808290810.EAA23425@smc.vnet.net>

Hi,
here are the M6 Becnhmark results on my Macbook Air:


{"MachineName" -> "macbook-air-fs", "System" -> "Mac OS X x86 (64-bit)",
  "BenchmarkName" -> "MathematicaMark6", "FullVersionNumber" -> "6.0.3",
  "Date" -> "August 30, 2008", "BenchmarkResult" -> 1.097, "TotalTime"  
-> 78.548,
  "Results" -> {{"Data Fitting", 3.023}, {"Digits of Pi", 0.925},
    {"Discrete Fourier Transform", 3.394}, {"Eigenvalues of a Matrix",  
6.67},
    {"Elementary Functions", 18.676}, {"Gamma Function", 0.642},
    {"Large Integer Multiplication", 1.148}, {"Matrix Arithmetic",  
6.879},
    {"Matrix Multiplication", 7.42}, {"Matrix Transpose", 3.235},
    {"Numerical Integration", 4.662}, {"Polynomial Expansion", 2.821},
    {"Random Number Sort", 3.403}, {"Singular Value Decomposition",  
8.144},
    {"Solving a Linear System", 7.506}}}

Frank Scherbaum
Am 29.08.2008 um 23:53 schrieb Murray Eisenberg:

> 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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