I would like to go back to a question posed by Lyledp more than one year ago in this forum
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:
Is there any plan about a QM version compiled and executing in such M1-specific java environment?
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:
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.
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:
Is the announced native installer for M1 machines already available? Thanks!