Tor Neilands posted on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 11:17 am
I will soon be in the market for a new computer. Our university has a contract with Dell, so I would be limited to Deel hardware. I am trying to decide between a multicore laptop and a multicore desktop. I'd be curious to learn what Muthen & Muthen as well as Mplus Users have found to be the most important computer hardware considerations in maximizing the performance of Mplus under the Windows 7 operating system? Obviously, one would want to obtain as much RAM as possible, use 64-bit architecture, and have multiple hardware cores. Any thoughts you have on whether a "loaded" laptop has a chance of being as good a performer as a desktop for doing computationally-intensive Mplus runs would be appreciated, as well as hearing what seems to make a difference or not make much difference in Mplus performance under Windows would be appreciated. Thanks!