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11/14/09 06:34am

I'm running Mathematica 7.0.1 on a HP Compaq laptop with a 1.8 GHz Intel dual-core processor, 4 GB ram. OS = 32-bit Windows XP Pro. I'm using loops to solve a certain game for many data points which I later use to graph the experiment. Example code attached.

Problem: The code can take hours to run, but Mathematica only uses 1 core (i.e. CPU at 50%) while the other core and about 80% of the ram remain completely free.

How can I force Mathematica to use all available resources?

Thanks in advance.

P.S. I tried the code on another laptop with AMD dual-core; CPU use was 100% and in fact the machine froze until Mathematica finished.

P.P.S. I'm also working to optimize the code, but that's a separate issue.

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Force Mathematica to use 2 cores? pajenn 11/14/09 06:34am
Re: Force Mathematica to use 2 cores? Adan 03/02/11 6:30pm
Re: Re: Force Mathematica to use 2 cores? Sid 07/08/11 3:59pm
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