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Date:         Tue, 8 May 2007 11:32:55 -0400
Reply-To:     "Howard Schreier <hs AT dc-sug DOT org>" <nospam@HOWLES.COM>
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         "Howard Schreier <hs AT dc-sug DOT org>" <nospam@HOWLES.COM>
Subject:      Re: To run SAS "better" - more RAM, CPU, or what?

On Mon, 7 May 2007 09:16:06 -0700, paulasims2004@hotmail.com <paulasims2004@HOTMAIL.COM> wrote:

>Hello all, >OK, I know it's a subjective answer but I need a base answer to >determine if out "IT Help-less" people are as clueless as we think >they are. > >We are running SAS PC (9.1.3) and we all know it's a memory hog. >Given >that standard applications running at the same time are usually Lotus >Notes, and a web browser and the size of our data-sets can range from >5meg - 25 gig (!), which is "more important" in speeding up SAS. Some >of the standard PROCs we use are SQL (for pass-through and >processing), REPORT, MEANS, IML, and GRAPH along with ODS for output >to RTF, PDF, and PS. > > >Yes, I know the 25gig will not be processed as fast as the 5mg, but >given all things being equal, which is more important -- CPU, RAM, >hard-drive space, or what? In addition, is a laptop just as "powerful" >as a >desktop -- that's another point of contention. Finally, some people >want 4 gigs of RAM but IT-Help-less says Windows only uses 3.1gig. >Yes, that's for Windows, but what about the other applications? > > >If anyone can provide some insight or share any info, that would be >greatly appreciated. > > >Thanks > > >Paula Sims

See this recent and similar thread: http://tinyurl.com/2am9b6


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