After letting Mathematica 6.0 do its automatic scan of the notebook and then letting it do the suggested change with respect to Random (using RandomReal instead), I saved the notebook, shut down Mathematica, started Mathematica again, and ran the input cell with the fresh kernel.
No more memory available. Mathematica kernel has shut down. Try quitting other applications and then retry.
This is on a 32-bit Windows XP Pro machine with 2GB RAM. No other foreground applications were running, but the usual complement of background services and other processes were running, including Norton Antivirus, ZoneAlarm Pro, etc.
By comparison, if I run the same notebook (without the Random->RandomReal change) under Mathematica 5.2 and with the same background processes, the evaluation does complete (with a total kernel time of 156.407, a total time of 177.6, and a benchmark ratio of 2.76645).
To pinpoint the difficulty with 6.0, one could start by running each individual test separately.
Of course Mathematica 6.0 ships with its own Benchmarking package which -- surprise! -- has no difficulty completing.
Anonymous wrote: > Hello. I am performing an evaluation of Mathematica 6 with the demo > version on both Windows XP 32 bits and OS X 10.4.9. However both crash > when evaluating the famous Karl's Mathematica benchmark: > http://www2.staff.fh-vorarlberg.ac.at/~ku/karl/timings50.html > > Did anyone experience the same thing? Have you got any suggestion? > Thank you. > >
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