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Re: st: Benchmarks for Stata

From   "Dimitriy V. Masterov" <>
Subject   Re: st: Benchmarks for Stata
Date   Fri, 10 Dec 2010 09:38:43 -0500


I share the server with one other user and it has considerably better
specs than my laptop.


On Thu, Dec 9, 2010 at 6:40 PM, Stas Kolenikov <> wrote:
> I have some estimates of computational complexity in my Stata Journal
> paper on -confa-, if that helps. These are comparative figures: if you
> increase the sample size by a factor of two, or add another indicator
> to each factor, how much longer would it take to estimate the model?
> But you are probably after an absolute index of performance.
> I wouldn't be at all surprised that a modern laptop can ran as fast as
> a slightly dated server. Especially if that server is already loaded
> with some computing, and/or you don't have sufficient priority in the
> computing queues.
> On Thu, Dec 9, 2010 at 5:32 PM, Dimitriy V. Masterov <> wrote:
>> Are there any standardized tests that one can run to measure Stata's
>> performance? I am becoming convinced that my current setup is slower
>> than it could be, but I don't know any way of confirming that this is
>> not a case of unrealistic expectations. I've seen some suggestions for
>> benchmarking using gllamm, but I don't know enough about gllamm models
>> to know which are parallelized and to what degree. I guess I don't
>> even know what to expect.
>> I am running Stata MP on a 64-bit Windows server through remote
>> desktop, and it seems to be only somewhat faster than MP on my laptop.
>> Any advice about how to establish expectations or how to diagnose what
>> is wrong?
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