"The first improvement, from the engine side, is that the Intel Math Kernel Library (MKL) that serves numeric functions in Mathcad has been upgraded from version 7 to 10.2. This is an advantage because Mathcad Prime 2.0 is now fully multi-threaded and optimized for current architectures.
Ghaddar explained, “The MKL library will automatically detect the user’s architecture and grab the suitable number of free cores on multiprocessor machines to provide the best performance. For best performance in concurrent computations, one needs to strike the right balance between load and communications.
Numerical experiments in Mathcad Prime 2.0, with some linear algebra functions, have shown that generally running on 2-4 processors will always yield the best improvements. The default is currently set to 2 processors and the user will have the option to change the number of threads.”
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