Matlab sells a new multi-core addon ($1k) that allows you to program specifically for multicore & multiprocessor situations. I recently built a machine solely for crunching massive amounts of matlab data.
What we found to be a great build was a Core i7 extreme 3.2GHz with 12GB of RAM, while running 6 instances of matlab using a batch script to execute them all, since our computations were not multi-core optimized or aware.
It cut down a 30 hour marathon of computations to 5 hours.
hey thanks for the help!
well i really cant spend so much to get a corei7 extreme
what i can do is get a phenom II since its an affordable quad core, do you think phenom II will benefit me or is there a better alternative?
also for matlab, 8 gb ddr2 800 or 4 gb ddr2 1066?