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Re: Mathematica performance improvements

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  • Subject: [mg89860] Re: [mg89841] Mathematica performance improvements
  • From: Syd Geraghty <sydgeraghty at mac.com>
  • Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2008 02:46:28 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <200806220724.DAA07590@smc.vnet.net>

Hi all,

A private communication made me aware that not everyone is familiar  
with the MathematicaMark Benchmark that has been distributed with Mathematica  
for the last several versions.

It can be found in the Documentation Center in guide/SystemInformation  
in the section at the bottom called More About

 >>> MathematicaMark Benchmark

It is very nice as it reports your system performance versus other  
configurations of hardware & OSs.

HTH.

Cheers ... Syd

Syd Geraghty B.Sc, M.Sc.

sydgeraghty at mac.com

Mathematica 6.0.3 for Mac OS X x86 (64 - bit) (21st May, 2008)
MacOS X V 10.5.2
MacBook Pro 2.33 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo  2GB RAM







On Jun 22, 2008, at 12:24 AM, Syd Geraghty wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> Some may be interested in the three successive benchmarks below run on
> my MacBook Pro starting with Mathematica 5.2 in Jan 2007.
>
>
> {
>  {"Machine Name:", "syd-geraghtys-computer"},
>  {"System:", "Mac OS X x86 (32-bit)"},
>  {"Date:", "January 8, 2007"},
>  {"Mathematica Version:", "5.2.2"},
>  {"Benchmark Result:", "1.76"}
> }
>
> {
>  {"Machine Name:", "syd-geraghtys-computer"},
>  {"System:", "Mac OS X x86 (32-bit)"},
>  {"Date:", "May 7, 2007"},
>  {"Mathematica Version:", "6.0.0"},
>  {"Benchmark Result:", "1.67"}
> }
>
> {
>  {"Machine Name:", "syds-macbook-pro"},
>  {"System:", "Mac OS X x86 (64-bit)"},
>  {"Date:", "June 19, 2008"},
>  {"Mathematica Version:", "6.0.3"},
>  {"Benchmark Result:", "1.94"}
> }
>
> The latest result with just installed Mathematica 6.0.3 is an  
> impressive
> performance increase.
>
> I cannot wait for the new Mac Snow Leopard OS with enhanced support
> for multiple processors and the next version of Mathematica which  
> will (I
> heard in one of the WRI online seminars) be optimised for
> multiprocessor operation in the standard distribution.
>
> A great reason to buy a new 8 processor Mac Pro sometime soon.
>
> I also conjecture that multiple GPUs will be incorporated into the mix
> in a year or so leading to many Teraflop performance.
>
> (Intel, nVidia, Apple have all talked publicly about GPUs and C
> compilers to support them).
>
> Any inputs from MathGroup or WRI welcome.
>
> Cheers ... Syd
>
> Syd Geraghty B.Sc, M.Sc.
>
> sydgeraghty at mac.com
>
> Mathematica 6.0.3 for Mac OS X x86 (64 - bit) (21st May, 2008)
> MacOS X V 10.5.2
> MacBook Pro 2.33 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo  2GB RAM
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>



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