[plt-scheme] What is good PC for PLT?

From: Williams, M. Douglas (M.DOUGLAS.WILLIAMS at saic.com)
Date: Thu Mar 16 15:18:07 EST 2006

I use PLT Scheme for modeling and simulation work, which tends to be
computational and memory intensive.  I regularly use both an Intel based
laptop (running Windows XP pro) and an AMD based desktop (now running Ubuntu
Linux, but for a long time ran Gentoo Linux) for this work.  Both have 1GB
of RAM and I get good performance on both and I have no reliability issues
with either.

I am also curious about what the gurus have to say about the RAM and dual
core questions.  I've not used PLT Scheme on any machines larger than those


> -----Original Message-----
> From: plt-scheme-bounces at list.cs.brown.edu [mailto:plt-scheme-
> bounces at list.cs.brown.edu] On Behalf Of kazimir at chem.pmf.hr
> Sent: Thursday, March 16, 2006 11:57 AM
> To: pltscheme
> Subject: [plt-scheme] What is good PC for PLT?
> My first post here.
> I'll maybe spend next few years using PLT for some graph processing,
> automated theorem proving and similar purposes, and I consider buying new
> PCs for home and office these days.
> What's the best combination of processor and OS and RAM for PLT?
> Intel or AMD x86 or Opteron? Linux or Win? Is there any benefit of double
> core for PLT programs? How much RAM is PLT capable of using, 4GB or more
> or less? Is some combination known to be significantly faster or more
> reliable?
> Thanks
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