[R] R on Linux/Opteron?
Peter Dalgaard BSA
p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Tue Aug 26 23:50:21 CEST 2003
Dirk Eddelbuettel <edd at debian.org> writes:
> On Tue, Aug 26, 2003 at 03:17:19PM -0400, Liaw, Andy wrote:
> > Has anyone tried using R on the the AMD Opteron in either 64- or 32-bit
> > mode? If so, any good/bad experiences, comments, etc? We are considering
> > getting this hardware, and would like to know if R can run smoothly on such
> > a beast. Any comment much appreciated.
> has logs of R builds on ia64 since Nov 2001, incl. the outcome of make
> check. We do not run the torture tests -- though I guess we could on some of
> the beefier hardware such as ia64.
I don't think that's quite the same beast, though. Opterons are the
"x86-64" (or amd64) architecture and ia64 is Intel's, aka Itanium.
Debian appears to be just warming up to including this architecture:
whereas they have had ia64 out for a while.
SuSE has an Opteron option and Luke said he tried it. Apparently it
has a functioning 64-bit compiler toolchain - I weren't sure earlier
whether they were just running a 64bit kernel and 32bit applications,
but when Luke says so, I believe it...
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