First off, if this isn't the proper place for this, you have my humble apologies. That said, I'm looking at buying a new computer, and pretty much the only thing I do which really requires any processing power is a lot of work in Matlab and Maple. Since it can be quite a pain waiting on slow computers to get done with the number crunching, I obviously want to get a system that can best handle this sort of thing. Unfortunately, all of the benchmark tests on different processors that I've seen are geared towards graphics, as opposed to pure computing, and I really don't know how well the two correlate. If anyone has any advice on what types of processors and computers run things like matlab simulations most efficently, I would greatly appreciate it.