[R-SIG-Mac] New intel based laptops

Douglas Bates dmbates at gmail.com
Wed Jan 25 19:58:55 CET 2006

On 1/25/06, Simon Urbanek <simon.urbanek at r-project.org> wrote:
> On Jan 25, 2006, at 1:27 PM, Sean Davis wrote:
> >> that have been reported. As of performance, don't hold your
> >> breath, Core Duo is fast for daily use, but not particularly good
> >> at computing like BLAS.
> >
> > Is this something that is likely to change?  Will new chips going
> > into high-end desktops have the same issue?
> >
> I have no idea and I would hope not. I'm pretty curious as of what
> Apple wants to use to replace the current quad-G5 line which is
> really fast. For now, AMD64 X2 is still the clear winner compared to
> everyone else, but who knows what the landscape will look like by the
> end of 2006 ... (and Steve has always an ace up his sleeve ;)).

Has anyone tried linking R against an accelerated BLAS like Atlas or
K. Goto's BLAS?  I know that Goto's BLAS for the Opteron are
multithreaded and can use a dual core processor effectively.  I
presume the same is true for dual core Intel processors.

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