[GRASSLIST:3172] Re: advice on building a workstation PC for Grass

David Mahoney mahoneyd at unbc.ca
Wed Apr 14 19:31:09 EDT 2004

For raster processing, faster disks seem to be as important as anything. 
If possible, go with serial ATA drives, and if you can afford it, a RAID 
setup. Gobs of RAM also helps, as extra goes to disk caching, which speeds 
you up a lot. Perhaps someone who knows more about the specific computing 
requirements of GRASS could give a little more direction concerning CPU 


 On Wed, 14 Apr 2004, Philipp Molzer wrote:

> Hi,
> I'd appreciate any advice on building a new PC, with running Grass in 
> mind.  I am currently using
> AMD Duron Processor
> cpu MHz         : 1294.521
> RAM : 750 MB
> Linux 2.4.20-28.8
> The ram seems to be fine, but the CPU frequently max's out on things 
> such as v.in.shape, r.patch, etc.
> I'd like to stay under $600 for motherboard, CPU, RAM, harddrive, and 
> case.  I know I am being quite vague about what sort of data I'm working 
> with, but I'm sure that people must have opinions about what a dedicated 
> Grass workstation would have in it.
> Thanks,
> Phil


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