Photoshop: How do I make Photoshop run faster?

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I'm looking for the best ways to make Photoshop run the fastest. What hardware should I use? What software settings should I use?
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Here's a definitive white paper on optimizing Photoshop performance:

How to tune Photoshop for peak performance - HTML format

"Adobe® Photoshop® CS5 performance: Promoting a faster Photoshop experience for all users." - PDF format (656k)

We've updated our knowledge base document on the subject here:

Optimize performance | Photoshop CS4, CS5


Adam Jerugim has also provided this great article on John Nack's blog:

How to set up a great Photoshop machine

Let us know if you have any other suggestions.