Stata/MP takes advantage of your computer’s multicore processors to perform its computations in parallel. Your commands run faster; much faster. You can analyze data in one-half to two-thirds the time on inexpensive dual-core desktops and laptops, in one-quarter to one-half the time on quad-core desktops, and in even less time on workstations and servers with up to 64 cores.
|Quoted above are median speed-up factors. Half the commands do better than the number reported, and half do worse.|
New in Stata/MP 12:
See New in Stata 13 for more about what was added in Stata 13.