0 Replies Latest reply on Mar 28, 2010 5:37 AM by HandyGuy

    Faster processor or more cores for non-parallel, math intensive task?


      I am working with an alogrithm created by MatLab software to analyze some digital medical images.  Currently, the computations take about 3.5 hours to complete.  I am running a system with a Core 2 Duo, 2.8 GHz.  These operations do not use parallel computing.  I want to purchase a new desktop to reduce computation time.  This will be a dedicated desktop that will basically only run the Matlab application.


      Am I better off with a 3.2 GHz Pentium 4, or some mulit core processor running at 2.8 GHz (or multicore running at 3.2 GHz)?