[Rd] Re: [BioC] 64-bit CPUs and bioconductor

Douglas Bates bates at stat.wisc.edu
Thu Sep 25 18:09:16 MEST 2003

David Henderson <DNADave at u.arizona.edu> writes:

> > 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.

I think the R developer group would be interested in knowing which
compilers and which options you used to compile R for the AMD x86-64.
Also, what was your operating system - SuSE Linux?  Have you tried
compiling the beta test versions of R-1.8.0?  If so, do they look ok too?

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