Hi Alan,

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alan W. Irwin [mailto:ir...@beluga.phys.uvic.ca]
> Sent: Tuesday, August 08, 2017 1:59 AM
> > As the full run takes half a day
> [...]
> The fairly equivalent test here (although I test substantially more 
> components of
> PLplot because Linux has allowed me to install virtually all of the PLplot 
> soft
> dependencies) takes ~2 hours here on a decade-old (but still fairly high end) 
> two-
> cpu box with each of those cpu's running at 2.4GHz.  So I would predict it 
> would
> take roughly 4 hours there on your one-cpu box if that single cpu also runs at
> roughly 2.4GHz.  So out of curiosity does your "half a day" correspond to 
> half a
> working day, i.e., 4 hours or do you mean something much longer than that?
As the laptop I use has four cores (8 hyperthreads), I would expect it to be 
faster, rather than slower. However, the wall clock time it takes may be 
determined by the starting and stopping of the many processes, not so much by 
the running of each. That is my impression at least, not based on any kind of 



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