[oclug] Re: Gods thing
tburns at ualberta.ca
Tue Apr 24 23:10:14 EDT 2001
On Tue, 24 Apr 2001, John E Pearson wrote:
> Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2001 09:10:55 -0600 (MDT)
> From: John E Pearson <pearson at lanm-pc.com>
> Reply-To: oclug at lists.oclug.on.ca
> To: oclug at lists.oclug.on.ca
> Subject: [oclug] Re: Gods thing
> (Hazen Valliant-Saunders), Tom G. et al
> And here I was thinking that the Gods spent all their time doing pure
> mathematics and not mucking with X windows! I was enjoying that X-windows
> exchange even though it bordered on the uncivil. I thought there must
> be others curious about how much space X was using on a variety of systems
> or am I the only one interested in seeing that? Here are the results from
> some boxes of mine:
> TYPE OF BOX RAM Video Ram MEMORY USED BY X
> 4 yr old IBM 32M not sure 6.8M
> ThinkPAD 760XD
> Dell 410 PII 256M 8M 28M
> PIII 768M 64M 180M
> w/ Elsa Gloria III graphics card
> These are all more or less default installs of various versions
> of RedHat (6.2 for thinkPad, 5.2 for Dell, and 7.0 for PIII).
> Will decreasing X's memory consumption improve performance?
> The memory consumption changes depending on what the machine is doing.
> WHen I started running a purely numerical C++ program on the Dell that
> used around 35% of the RAM, X's memory consumtion dropped to about 22MB.
> Will number crunching applications that don't need X run faster without X?
> It would be interesting to do some comparative performance studies of
> graphics intensive applications on a variety of platforms and
> configurations. If anyone is interested in doing that let me know
> off line and maybe we can come up with a few tests??
Maple V comes with both Linux and Win32 (and Mac) binaries; Linux and
Win32 have both GUI and console interfaces. I suppose I could do some
experimenting... ;) Anyone have any particularly hard math problem for
me to crunch?
> Given that you (Hazen Valiant-Saunders) have done
> all this memory optimization maybe you could provide the
> us mere mortals with some pointers into the 1000's of pages?
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with the rest of humanity. The way out of this
loneliness leads by way of tenderness into a proper
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