[GRASSLIST:3179] Re: advice on building a workstation PC for Grass
phil at molzer.net
Thu Apr 15 07:21:15 EDT 2004
cr.yp.to's site has great advice. He reccomends going with a dual-cpu.
I'm wondering if any of the GRASS components are written to be
multi-threaded, to take advantage of such a machine. For example, my
underpowered machine has been r.patch'ing together 8 60MB rasters for
the last 5 hours, and is about 50% done. Would a dual-cpu machine get
it done twice as fast? While it is using 95% of my CPU, it's only
using 9% of memory.
drew einhorn wrote:
>Over the years I've found the advice at this web page
>I'd probably bump the memory to 1 GB.
>On Wed, 2004-04-14 at 16:00, Philipp Molzer wrote:
>>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
>>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.
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