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Cloud.Sagemath Versus Local Install

asked 2014-10-02 19:49:40 -0600

Austin Mohr gravatar image

updated 2014-10-02 19:50:22 -0600

I have students using cloud.sagemath for some Project Euler problems, and some of their programs appear to be taking quite some time to complete. How does cloud.sagemath compare to a local installation? In particular:

  1. Can programs executed through cloud.sagemath run for an arbitrary amount of time? If not, is any kind of message printed when they are terminated?
  2. How would runtimes on a local install on a "typical baseline" computer compare with runtimes at cloud.sagemath?
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answered 2014-10-03 04:32:39 -0600

tmonteil gravatar image

updated 2014-10-03 06:27:39 -0600

Unless the cloud is overloaded, there should not be so much difference. In case of doubt, just run a given program on both your personal computer and the cloud and use %timeit my_sage_command so see how long it takes in both cases. Anyway, the main rule of project Euler is that the solution should not last more than one minute on a modest computer, so it is lilely your student's programs are not optimal

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