[BioC] Try to run a lots of chips: 32 bits vs 64 bits

Shi, Tao shidaxia@yahoo.com
Mon, 3 Mar 2003 14:33:31 -0800 (PST)

I'm trying to follow up on the discussions by Laurent and Issac, b/c we're also trying to run a lots of arrays (~200 133A) with Bioconductors.  We tried with R on our 32 bits Linux server with 2G ram and it failed.  So, my questions are:
1) now what is the highest number of chips you can process with Bioconductor?
2) How do you know if your R is 32 bits or 64 bits and how do you build 64 bits R under a 32 bits architecture?  Our system administrator mentioned to me that the only mention in the administration manual is for Sparc systems (64-bit
3) For specific analyses, for example, quantile normalization and RMA, is there a way around it?
Many thanks in advance,


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