What is the easiest way to get around needing a Intel I7 processor?
November 20, 2012 1:29 PM Subscribe
I have to run a program (.exe) that needs to run on a processor with the SSE4.2 instruction set. I have several computers all with AMD or older Intel chips but none that have this instruction set. A new set up with a fancy I7 is really expensive, is there another option I am not aware of?
posted by JayNolan to Computers & Internet (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I have a piece of compiled code used for electrical modeling. It uses these proprietary instruction sets likely to speed up the calculations on really huge matrices. I checked with a couple people and have only been able to test that the code works on a friends new Intel processor based set up but it is his main computer and it wouldn't work to spend many hours working on a model. I did some quick research and it is out of my budget to build a new computer just to run this code.
Is there another option I don't know about? Some sort of emulator work around or cloud computing option? Any thoughts on the cheapest possible computer that has this instruction set?