@MattSpeller said:

@scottalanmiller I agree on @Dashrender with this one, production stuff should be on production gear unless it's a really tiny job

Well we pretty much know the size, if it runs in a VM on a Type 2, it's not big. And if we are just talking about some math, what's the purpose of production gear?

My dad used to do linear algebra for Eastman Kodak. He could use the mainframe when needed, but mostly they just bought him a high end laptop and let him take it home. Meant he could do his math modeling anywhere, anytime. Was much more flexible. Unless he had a rush job, no reason to tie up the mainframe.