productivity and long computing delays
Delaney, Timothy (Tim)
tdelaney at avaya.com
Thu Sep 28 00:08:27 CEST 2006
Paul Rubin wrote:
> Anyone got any suggestions? How do you deal with this? It could be
> mitigated with a faster computer (I'm using a 1.2 ghz Pentium M) but
> the overall task isn't large enough to justify going out and buying
> one. Anyway, I did the same build on a 2 ghz Athlon 64 and was
> surprised that the speedup was only 35% or so. I'd have to get a
> multiprocessor box to obtain really substantial gains.
Sounds like a typical time/money tradeoff to me. How much is your time
worth to you on this project? If you can reduce the delay by 50%, and do
it 10 times, you could well pay for a new Core 2 Duo machine.
As an alternative, do you have multiple machines you could use? Perhaps
you could use distributed compilation.
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