[vtkusers] Choice of PC's
dreed at capital.edu
Wed Feb 7 10:43:40 EST 2001
Also, I don't believe the vtk code (although I haven't looked at the
internal details) is set up to take advantage of multiple processors
(I'm certain one of the developers will correct me if I'm wrong) so
you're probably going to see very little benefit from a dual processor
system. The OS will hopefully run on one processor while the vtk
program runs on the other, but the vtk program will not run on both
> From: "Volpe, Christopher R (CRD)" <volpecr at crd.ge.com>
> Date: Wed, 7 Feb 2001 09:31:41 -0500
> Before buying a Pentium IV, read the following articles:
> I'd buy a 1.2 GHz Athlon Thunderbird and load it up with lots of SDRAM rather than buying an
> overly-expensive RDRAM solution.
> |> -----Original Message-----
> |> From: jdb54 at pantheon-po01.its.yale.edu
> |> [mailto:jdb54 at pantheon-po01.its.yale.edu]
> |> Sent: Tuesday, February 06, 2001 11:05 PM
> |> To: vtkusers at public.kitware.com
> |> Subject: [vtkusers] Choice of PC's
> |> I am planning on using VTK to visiual some large datasets. I am
> |> debating on whether to oder a Dell Dimension 8100 with a
> |> 1.4Ghz Pentium
> |> IV processor or a workstation with dual 800Mhz Pentium III
> |> processors.
> |> Which do you think will work better visualizing the data.
> |> The memory and graphics cards on the two systems are
> |> comparable. Thank
> |> you.
> |> -James
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