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Regards, Sergiy Radyakin




On Fri, Oct 3, 2008 at 9:59 AM, Dave Ewart <davee@ceu.ox.ac.uk> wrote:
> I realise this is probably going to trigger a very subjective response,
> but I'd be interested in hearing opinions from people who run
> long-running Stata jobs on 64-bit (Linux, particularly).
>
> I am in a position where we will soon be purchasing a new server to use
> for statistical analyses: either a Dell R900 or a Dell R905, probably,
> so that we can put 128GB on a single system: we run some *very* large
> datasets.
>
> The R900 uses Xeon 2.93GHz quad-core processors, the R905 uses Opteron
> 2.3GHz quad-core processors.  The R905 is around 50%-100% more
> expensive.
>
> Looking at it from a purely processing point of view, which of the above
> would you expect to run faster?  Do the clock speeds matter, given that
> they are different CPUs?  Is Stata more well suited to one type of CPU
> than another?
>
> We will be using Stata 10 MP4.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Dave.
>
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> Dave Ewart
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> University of Oxford / Cancer Research UK
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