Is a Quantrix Modeler version for MacOS running natively on M1 platforms currently planned?

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Hello everybody.

I would like to go back to a question posed by Lyledp more than one year ago in this forum

https://quantrix.com/answers/questions/question/support-for-macos-running-on-m1-platforms/ 

I am currently using Quantrix Modeler on two mac M1 machines (Mac mini and Macbook Pro 2021) with no problems. However, I am wondering whether running QM with a specific java JRE for M1/ARM chips (without resorting to Rosetta on an Intel JRE, as is the case now) may increase computation speed.

If I am not wrong, QM currently uses Amazon Corretto 8 JDK (embedded in the app package).

I have checked that there is a version of Amazon Corretto 8 for M1/Arm Mac:

https://docs.aws.amazon.com/corretto/latest/corretto-8-ug/downloads-list.html

Is there any plan about a QM version compiled and executing in such M1-specific java environment?

Thanks!

gilles Answered question November 16, 2022
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I have just updated QM to 22.2.0.

I really appreciated the amazing new features in this version. In the update process, I downloaded the installer for Intel chips:

QuantrixModelerMacInstaller_amd64-22.2.0.20221107.dmg

Is the announced native installer for M1 machines already available? Thanks!

lerzegov Answered question November 15, 2022
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Just successfully installed M1, the App now correctly shows “Apple Chips” in the application information screen.

I did some performance measurements on my Monte-Carlo-Simulations: the speed increase is roughly a factor of “2”. Not the hopped for factor “4”, but still a very significant improvement.

Can’t yet judge the stability improvement, but so far no issues.

Many thanks to all the people who made this possible.

Gilbert

gilles Answered question November 16, 2022
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Thank you for your question. The 22.2 release now has a separate installer for M Series Macs (ex. M1).

You can access this new installer by completing our Free Trial form. Once completed, click the “Mac M Series Install” button. This is also available now for the Academic Alliance program.

Here is easy access to the free trial form:

Quantrix | Free Trial

-Quantrix

Quantrix Marketing Answered question November 15, 2022
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Thanks for this great news. While Quantrix is running under Rosetta, I expect quite a performance increase. So, really looking forward to the new release!

Gilbert

gilles Answered question November 7, 2022
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Today Quantrix runs on M1 macs using Apple’s Rosetta emulator, which happens automatically on install. In our next release (very soon!) we will have a separate, native installer for M1 macs. Thanks!

Product Management Answered question October 12, 2022

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