[BioC] 64-bit CPUs and bioconductor

w.huber at dkfz-heidelberg.de w.huber at dkfz-heidelberg.de
Wed Sep 24 21:26:11 MEST 2003

Hi Shinichiro Wachi,

we've been running bioconductor on a 64 bit HP-UX machine for a while. And
that is nice since it indeed gives you lots of RAM (in our case, up to 96

The only issue is to get all the compilers and necessary libraries in 64
bit versions when you compile R and install bioconductor.  There are -to
my knowledge- no inherent limitations with R or bioconductor.

Best wishes

Wolfgang Huber
Division of Molecular Genome Analysis
German Cancer Research Center
Heidelberg, Germany
Phone: +49 6221 424709
Fax:   +49 6221 42524709
Http:  www.dkfz.de/mga/whuber

On Wed, 24 Sep 2003, Shinichiro Wachi wrote:

> Hello,
> Now that both PC and Mac have 64-bit CPU capable of addressing several
> gigabytes of RAM, will bioconductor be able to take advantage of this new
> feature without a major revision?  I remember having a trouble trying to
> process 100+ chips at once due to limitation in addressable memory, so
> I'm curious.
> Shinichiro Wachi

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