Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2002 11:55:41 -0800
Reply-To: Hongjie Wang <hongjie_wang88@YAHOO.COM>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: Hongjie Wang <hongjie_wang88@YAHOO.COM>
Subject: PC specification for running SAS
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I have a slightly off topic question that I hope
someone can give me some insights.
Our group is planing to buy a powerful PC to run SAS.
The kind of datasets we deal with are for database
marketing and therefore huge (over 1000 variables and
up to 10 M records). We constantly have to perform
merges and data processing involving multiple such
datasets. The kind of statistical procedures we use
are also quite time consuming, such as proc catmod
with many parameters and constraints. The idea is to
buy a powerful PC as a "analytical server" dedicated
to SAS usage. I wonder if you have any suggestion on
the PC configuration, such as CPU,memory size, and
other features that SAS may take advantage of. We are
unfortunately running XP as the OS. So, for example,
if SAS can only use up to 2G memory, then, there is no
point to get 3G memory. Thanks a lot for your help!
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