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Re: Mathematica 8

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  • Subject: [mg114047] Re: Mathematica 8
  • From: "Curtis F. Osterhoudt" <cfo at>
  • Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2010 07:36:03 -0500 (EST)

Interesting. I decided to play with this too (on a Lenovo notebook with
two cores, running a 32-bit linux). If I choose to have Mathematica fire
up another kernel "as needed", things run fine. However, if I ask it to
start two kernels "on startup", the Benchmark runs for a long time (I
haven't let it complete yet) and pegs both cores at around 100%. It also
prints no output. Perhaps a bug?

>> Could you elaborate a bit on this? I thought to make use of more
>> than one core I needed to use commands like Parallelize. Are
>> modifying the benchmarking code?
> No ... I just selected to launch parallel kernels on startup of
> Mathematica 8 in Mathematica Preferences.
> Then I just ran MathematicaMark8 with no code modifications to see what
> happened.

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