CCL: W:hardware for computational chemistry calculations

 Sent to CCL by: Bill Ross [ross|-|]
 > With time, for most problems,
 > the needle points more and more often towards "get more RAM" than
 > a faster disk". The obvious exception is stuff where getting things
 > onto disk is mandatory (database servers), and where your working set
 > is so large (right now past, say, 16G, soon much larger) that it is
 > literally not going to be practical to get a machine with that much
 > memory. Below that size, you owe it to yourself to do the calculation...
 I wonder if it's worth factoring in the power cost - don't know if
 disk speed costs more power for the speedup than increased memory.
 Bill Ross