[R] choosing of CPU's to run R
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Thu Aug 27 13:09:03 CEST 2009
My guess is that there is not a
My newest machines are extremely
fast at doing:
relative to my older machines.
But they are not so much faster at
doing the work that I actually
But if there is a simple answer, I'd
be keen to hear it.
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huang min wrote:
> Thanks, Joshua. It's quite helpful. Hope someone can give some idea whether
> the Hz or the QPI is relatively important in computing.
> On Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 4:41 PM, Joshua Wiley <jwiley.psych at gmail.com>wrote:
>> Dear Huang,
>> I do not know how either of these run R in particular. However, the price
>> difference is because the E5540 is a newer line of chip architecture than
>> the W3540. One of the differences is the speed that data can be transferred
>> to and from the chip (Intel now calls it the QPI, it used to be called the
>> front side bus or just FSB).
>> E5540's QPI speed is 5.8 gigatransfers per second
>> W3540's QPI speed is 4.6 gigatransfers per second.
>> You might also be interested in how much power they take.
>> E5540 uses a maximum 80 watts
>> W3540 uses a maximum 130 watts
>> They both handle the same type (DDR3) and speed (1066) of RAM.
>> If you want more details about them google
>> "Gainsetown" the E5540 architecture codename
>> "Bloomfield" the W3540 architecture codename
>> I doubt you would see a big performance difference either way, but I cannot
>> say that for certain.
>> I hope that at least gives you a bit more information about them. Sorry I
>> cannot give a straightforward answer.
>> On Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 1:00 AM, huang min <minhuangr at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Dear All,
>>> I am considering to buy a workstation. For the CPUs, I wonder whether
>>> anybody have the experience in choosing one for the R.
>>> Intel Xeon W3540 2.93 8MB/1066 QC CPU is much cheaper as compared with the
>>> Intel Xeon E5540 2.53 8MB/1066 QC CPU. However, its Hz 2.93 is bigger than
>>> 2.53. I wonder which one would run R quicker. Thank you.
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>> Joshua Wiley
>> Senior in Psychology
>> University of California, Riverside
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