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Re: st: is Stata/MP for 4 CPUs compatible with 2 CPUs?
David Airey (email@example.com) asked about using Stata/MP
with a 4 CPU license on a 2 CPU computer:
> If you buy a Stata/MP 4 CPU license for a 4 CPU desktop at the
> office, and you have a 2 CPU laptop for home and travel, can you
> install the 4 CPU license on both computers, and still gain a
> performance benefit on the laptop? I'm not rich, just writing grants!
Yes, Stata/MP will detect the number of processors or cores on the system.
In David's case, even if he has Stata/MP with a 4 CPU license, it will
know it is on a 2 CPU system and will only try to use those 2 CPUs. David
would see the same increase in performance on a 2 CPU or dual core laptop
as he would if he had a 2 CPU license for Stata/MP.
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