What hardware would you recommend for running DASH?
We have performed some basic benchmark tests of a Simulated Annealing run using the standard DASH example files. We used the DASH internal timer to measure how long each machine took to perform this SA over 10 and 99 runs. Here are the results:
- Athlon XP 2400+, 512MB RAM: 10 runs - 22.4 secs; 99 runs - 190.4 secs
- Pentium 4 2.4GHz, 256MB RAM: 10 runs - 30.2 secs; 99 runs - 255.4 secs
- Pentium 4 1.8GHz, 256MB RAM: 10 runs - 37.9 secs; 99 runs - 329.0 secs
- Celeron 700MHz, 256MB RAM: 10 runs - 120.9 secs; 99 runs - 1029.0 secs
These figures provide some indication as to how fast DASH runs on various platforms.
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