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Re: st: dual proc. Mac vs. PC


From   Bill Rising <brising@louisville.edu>
To   "Stata Listserve" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: dual proc. Mac vs. PC
Date   Wed, 28 Aug 2002 09:31:25 -0400

On 8/28/02 1:54, Laura M. GIULIANO wrote

>Does anyone know whether the new dual processor Macs, with a gigabyte of
>RAM, will run Stata SE as well as a high-end PC with same RAM? Especially
>concerned about processes that are computationally intensive--w/really
>large data sets, really large matrices, etc.

It depends on whether Stata SE for the Mac is optimized for the Altivec 
routines on the PowerPC. I know that the regular (Intercooled) Stata 
interacts with Mac OS X in such a fashion that it doesn't exploit both 
the processors on my machine. The best I can do is get it to hog 1 
processor.

Bill 
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