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Help me brainstorm....

Electric Amish

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Damn!

Ok. 2 HPLC instruments in our lab.

One is hooked to a Dell 500mhz/128mb Winnt 4.0 box.

One is hooked to an IBM 2.4ghz/128mb winnt 4.0 box.

The one on the dell can reporocess a run in 45mins. The one on the IBM can reprocess the same run in 3 hours.

What would cause this? the IBM box is 5x the speed.
 

conjur

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Checked each machine for other processes running that may be chewing up CPU time?

What about free disk space or swap file size?

NIC drivers?
 

loup garou

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What sort of storage interface do they have? At my old job, when we upgraded the SCSI subsystem in our HPLC controller system, it improved our runs greatly.
 

godspeedx

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Hmmm, your name is an oxymoron -> you've been here since the start of AT -> you're an Elite Member.

And I am worthy of helping you brainstorm?
 

Electric Amish

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It's basically a reprocess of the data acquired from the HPLC, so the instruments or the interface shouldn't really come into play. They are both Agilent 1100's with the same components and same run methods.

The HD's are both IDE. I'm running TASK MANAGER during the reprocess and both are staying around 104mb of used system memory. The IBM CPU is spiked, but it is still running a few more injections. I will check the CPU usaged again when the injections are finished. The DELL CPU is running around 50%.

I'll check disk space.

Hmmm, your name is an oxymoron -> you've been here since the start of AT -> you're an Elite Member.

And I am worthy of helping you brainstorm?
Sure. Even lowly members like you have a use. ;)
 

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