Date: Wed, 4 Jan 2006 10:22:45 +1000
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From: adam <adam.is@LARGE.UGA.EDU>
Subject: Re: Q on PC SAS on a notebook.
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On Tue, 3 Jan 2006 18:46:33 -0500, Rickards, Clinton (GE Consumer Finance) wrote:
> Assuming you are running this data on a server now,
Nope. 11gb would run our server close to the red-line. (We're
a mainframe organisation by asset and even more so by culture.
It's a long story. Don't ask :-) )
> does your company offer VPN access so that you can run your programs on
> the same platform from home?
Yes and no. Yes to the VPN, No to LAN/mf access. (My CIO is a nutbag.)
> That way, you won't be moving the data
> around and you can go with a lower-end laptop. Assuming you are running
> on a desktop PC now, and further assuming it is a reasonably modern (no
> more than a couple of years old) "office" PC (as opposed to a very
> high-end machine, my experience has been that you will see a significant
> increase in your run times (anywhere from 10% - 50% or more) on a
> "comparable" laptop. You can mitigate this to some degree by getting as
> much memory as you can afford, the fasted processor you can afford, and
> perhaps by getting a second hard drive so you can separate some of your
> I think most of the postings on this agree that you can do it but it
> depends on what is "acceptable". You might want to borrow a laptop and
> try it first.
Thanks for that Clint.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: SAS(r) Discussion [mailto:SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU]On Behalf Of adam
> Sent: Tuesday, January 03, 2006 6:01 PM
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> Subject: Re: Q on PC SAS on a notebook.
> On Tue, 3 Jan 2006 16:09:47 -0500, "Fehd, Ronald J" wrote:
>>> From: adam
>>> I've had a trawl through the archives but can't find anything
>>> recent re my question so....
>>> Are current notebooks capable of acceptable performance by PC
>>> SAS (current version) against a flat file whose raw specs are;
>>> a) 45 million records
>>> b) 41 variables
>>> c) is 11gb in size
>> Oh, you ate way too much turkey over the holidays:
> We eat seafood in Oz over the Xmas hols. But you're correct on the
> principle though. Burp.
>> * how did you get the data on the machine?
> I haven't. It's a hypothetical. (But see below)
>> * -why- did you get the data on the machine?
>> * what did you expect to do with this data?
> To significantly improve my case for working from home.
>> * where are the backups?
>> * can you fit this on on -one- CD/DVD?
> Theoretically it will easily fit on a DVD after running a compression
> utility against the raw extract.
>> I actually have no experience in running SAS on a notebook/laptop,
>> but sure wouldn't even consider it for the above reaons.
> Errr. You haven't actually given any "reasons"