Stata/MP is the multiprocessor and multicore version of Stata. It's primary purpose is to run faster. Most of the new features in Stata have been parallelized to run faster on Stata/MP, sometimes much faster.
Here's a summary of how much faster for some of the new features.
|Time to run|
|Feature||1 core||2 cores||4 cores|
|GSEM w/ groups||100||59||39|
We know this is a partial list. We haven't yet fully tested the speed of all the new features. When we have, the full timings will be found in the Stata/MP Performance Report.
Read more about the multiprocessing capabilities of Stata/MP.