[BioC] Bioconductor/R on AIX?

Susan R. Atlas susie at sapphire.phys.unm.edu
Thu Feb 14 20:09:13 CET 2008

   Last year our systems group tried to install Bioconductor/R on an IBM 
p5-570 machine (16 nodes, 256 GB shared RAM), running AIX 5.3.   They 
ran into all sorts of difficulties and finally gave up.
   I am interested in trying again (and working with an IBM support 
group if necessary), but before embarking on this odyssey I was 
wondering if anyone on this list has ever successfully run 
Bioconductor/R on a similar architecture/AIX OS?   If so, is there any 
kind of cribsheet or other underground documentation that we could 
consult to get around any AIX peculiarities?
   Given IBM's long-term interest in the Life Sciences, it seems hard to 
believe that Bioconductor/R would not be supported on this platform, but 
that is what we heard through the grapevine.
   Thanks for any thoughts/help with this.
    - Susan

 Susan R. Atlas
 Research Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy
 Director, Cancer Research and Treatment Center Shared Resource for
    Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
 Department of Physics & Astronomy
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