[BioC] 64-bit CPUs and bioconductor
DNADave at u.arizona.edu
Thu Sep 25 09:17:31 MEST 2003
> 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.
I have been using Bioconductor on the new AMD x86-64 since at least
June. Since I always compile from source, I was able to take advantage
of the larger memory address space once I figured out the proper
compiler options and no code changes to R or Bioconductor.
David A. Henderson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Animal Genetics, CALS
Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, AZCOPH
231 Shantz Building
Department of Animal Science
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85721
DNADave at U.Arizona.Edu
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