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  • From: Ian Collier <ianc>
  • Date: Sun, 10 Dec 1995 19:16:13 -0500
  • Organization: Wolfram Research, Inc.

Tim Mooney wrote:
> )I tried Mathematica on an UltraSparc, the results were very good.
> )They were somewhat better than PowerMac 9500.
> If they are only `somewhat better' than a machine with a 32 bit partially
> emulated operating system, then the Ultra Sparc isn't as good as I thought...
> :-)


Since the Mathematica kernel is pretty much identical 
on all platforms it makes almost no toolbox calls at 
all (and then only for file I/O). The performance, or 
lack of it, of the MacOS on Power Macs makes almost no 
difference to the performance of the Mathematica
kernel on Power Macintoshes.


Ian Collier
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Wolfram Research, Inc.
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