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Re: st: re: Memory, Stata 10, and 32-bit XP


From   "Fred Wolfe" <fwolfe@arthritis-research.org>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: re: Memory, Stata 10, and 32-bit XP
Date   Fri, 22 Feb 2008 11:01:18 -0600

Our group is switching over to the Power Mac for some of the reasons
enumerated by Kit. We are wondering if Kit (and others) have
experience with the extent to which performance is boosted (+ or -0)
by Raid 0, 1 or 5) using Stata, and if there are any recommendations.

Thanks,

Fred

On 2/22/08, Sylvain Friederich <ecsjf@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> Kit -- I almost certainly agree with you in principle
>  but I don't want to start a thread on why XP (or any
>  flavour of Windows for that matter) is an inferior OS,
>  simply because my institution is not giving me any
>  choice.
>
>  Even restricting ourselves to Microsoft alternatives,
>  we're all aware of how difficult MS is finding it to
>  convince people to switch to Vista. Not encouraging...
>
>  -- S.
>
>
>  --- Kit Baum <baum@bc.edu> wrote:
>
>  > Forgetting about 32-bit XP, Vista and all that
>  > stuff, under Mac OS X
>  > 10.4.x I get
>  >
>  > Stata/SE 9.2 on a machine with 1 Gb RAM: maximum of
>  > 1970 Mb available
>  > (with matsize=400)
>  >
>  > Stata/SE 10.0 on a machine with 6 Gb RAM: maximum of
>  > 2260 Mb
>  > available (with matsize=400)
>  >
>  > These are 64-bit machines running a 32-bit version
>  > of Mac OS X. When
>  > I install Mac OS X 10.5, I will have a 64-bit OS,
>  > and when StataCorp
>  > releases a 64-bit version of Stata 10 to match, I
>  > will be in memory
>  > hog heaven.
>  >
>  > I expect you could get access to quite a bit more
>  > RAM on your Intel
>  > box under any flavor of Linux than WinXP, and
>  > perhaps more than
>  > Michael Blasnik reports under Vista...
>  >
>  > Kit
>  >
>
>
>
>
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