[R-sig-hpc] New AMD Bulldozer for Parallel Computing with R

Andreas Recktenwald a.recktenwald at mx.uni-saarland.de
Fri Mar 23 12:14:40 CET 2012

Dear R enthusiasts,

i`m planning to set up a new PC and consider to buy an AMD FX-8120. For 
my estimations (with floating-point data) I use the genoud optimizer in 
the package rgenoud which (at least I think) would be able to handle the 
8 cores. Is anybody using the AMD proc for computing with R and could 
tell about the performance? What scares me a bit to just buy it are the 
huge amount of benchmarks on the net which tell that AMD has really bad 
performance ( especially for single-threaded apps). Would the Intel I7 
2600 be the better alternative? All the Intel 6-core processors are out 
of budget for me.

Best regards,

Andreas Recktenwald

Dipl.-Kfm. Andreas Recktenwald

Universität des Saarlandes – Fakultät für Rechts- und

Lehrstuhl für Statistik und Ökonometrie

Campus C3 1, Zimmer 206

66123 Saarbrücken

Tel.: ++49681 – 302 3571

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