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Re: st: Stata (gllamm) benchmarks for different platforms?


From   Philip Ryan <philip.ryan@adelaide.edu.au>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Stata (gllamm) benchmarks for different platforms?
Date   Fri, 23 Apr 2004 19:12:41 +0930

No doubt the stuff about chips and flops is important but if the objective is 
making -gllamm- more useable shouldn't the first step be to encourage StataCorp

to incorporate -gllamm- or -gllamm-like code for mixed/hierarchical models 
*into the executable* as soon as possible?

Phil



Quoting Michael Ingre <Michael.Ingre@ipm.ki.se>:

> Oops
> 
> I just checked the top 500 list of supercomputers and there is an Opteron
> system on the list. I missed it because I only looked at the top 5 before.
> At least in supercomputing, the Apple/G5 is way ahead of the Opteron:
> 
> #3 2200 Apple/G5 CPUs - max 10.3 TFlops, peak 17.6 TFlops
> #6 2816 Opteron  CPUs - max  8.1 TFlops, peak 11.3 TFlops
> 
> http://www.top500.org/list/2003/11/
> 
> I guess the guys at Virginia tech knew exactly what they were doing.
> 
> Michael
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