Date: Tue, 8 May 2007 11:32:55 -0400
Reply-To: "Howard Schreier <hs AT dc-sug DOT org>" <nospam@HOWLES.COM>
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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, firstname.lastname@example.org
>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
>We are running SAS PC (9.1.3) and we all know it's a memory hog.
>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"
>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
See this recent and similar thread: http://tinyurl.com/2am9b6