I've run MASON on a number of different combos. I've found it runs slowest
on a Mac, and the fastest I've had is on a machine with Ubuntu and Java 6
(had to override the crappy linux version of Java). I don't know if it was
significantly faster than Windows, and obviously it depends on the machine.
Hope that helps.


Paul Smaldino, M.A.
Department of Psychology
University of California, Davis

On Wed, Jun 23, 2010 at 12:00 AM, Matthew Berryman <
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> Hi,
> Anyone with any experience running large simulations using MASON on
> different OS/JVM combinations?
> My gut instinct tells me an X-less Linux box running a recent Sun JVM would
> be my best bet for speed, but I'm an OS agnostic.
> To date the largest ABM I have helped build runs in Repast 3 (not my
> choice, I might add ;) and it's only possible to test it on Windows. There
> are Java benchmarks out there I know, but none that I can see based around
> (GUI-less) MASON ABMs.
> Regards,
> Dr Matthew Berryman
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