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 <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

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.

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