- keep in mind I may be asking the wrong question or from the wrong angle -
I'm currently using ArcView Single-use license on a Dell Precision T5400 and am having speed issues. I use GIS in a very specific way and need it to be very quick.
I use it to map the results of logistic regression models that rank 5-digit zip codes based on how likely a resident of each ZIP is to be interested in each of our clients. To do this I join our data (ZIP5 and a score 1-9) with a ZIP5 shapefile. I need to create state maps and national maps, both using 5-digit zips.
The state maps draw slowly, but bearably so. The national maps are way too slow. It takes 20+ minutes for each map to draw and 45min to many hours for them to print. Often with Arc crashing in the process. This means that if there is a conflict in labeling, or some other aspect, I need to click pause, wait for Arc to register & respond to my click (5+min), make the change, wait for drawing (20+min), check if fixed, if not repeat.
Is there a hardware (or software) setup that would allow me to speed up this process? SAS or SSD based raid? 64bit (more RAM), multiple processor support, or CUDA/GPU support (ie.Manifold)?
Ideally the national maps would draw within 2 minutes. These maps give us vital insight into our models. They must be produced quickly!