I am about to embark upon some large-scale screening. I will try to get access to a clustered install of CP2 / analyst for the majority of screen analysis. But for initial setup and small batches for testing I’d like a standalone workstation.
Is CP2 usually CPU-bound? Are there use cases where high-speed disk access (SSD) would speed things up? Or should i just get the fastest chips I can and stick loads of RAM in the box? Are multiple cores an advantage (I’d be using Win7 as an OS)? Does Analyst have greatly differing requirements?