Re: System Reccomendations

Hi Mike,

> Can anyone recommend (or give an opinion) on what kind of system
> would be great for VisAD?  I plan to get a new NT system and would
> like to know if dual processors are a benefit and also which graphics
> hardware works best.

VisAD is highly multi-threaded, so will effectively use
multiple processors with JVMs that use native threads.

VisAD's use of graphics hardware depends on Java3D.  There's
a nice guide to "video hardware" on the Java3D FAQ:

  http://tintoy.ncsa.uiuc.edu/~srp/java3d/video.html

Cheers,
Bill
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