Re: [R] Powerful PC to run R

From: John C Frain <frainj_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 13 May 2011 16:25:55 +0100

Given the price of the Thinkpad X201 I would be very upset if it overheated and would contact my supplier for a replacement. I also understand that this CPU may slow down if it is overheated. You would probably get a better performance from a desktop workstation or a larger laptop with better ventilation. As already stated a large mumer of cpu's and multithreading are of little advantage when you are running standard R.

John

On 13 May 2011 11:38, Michael Haenlein <haenlein_at_escpeurope.eu> wrote:
> Dear all,
>
> I'm currently running R on my laptop -- a Lenovo Thinkpad X201 (Intel Core
> i7 CPU, M620, 2.67 Ghz, 8 GB RAM). The problem is that some of my
> calculations run for several days sometimes even weeks (mainly simulations
> over a large parameter space). Depending on the external conditions, my
> laptop sometimes shuts down due to overheating.
>
> I'm now thinking about buying a more powerful desktop PC or laptop. Can
> anybody advise me on the best configuration to run R as fast as possible? I
> will use this PC exclusively for R so any other factors are of limited
> importance.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Michael
>
>
> Michael Haenlein
> Assocaite Professor of Marketing
> ESCP Europe
> Paris, France
>
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