[R] R on AMD64 (Opteron)

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sat Jul 24 09:41:45 CEST 2004

On Fri, 23 Jul 2004, Asselin Jerome wrote:

> Hi,
> I was wondering if anyone has had good experiences using R on Linux with
> dual AMD64 (Opteron) processors. I'm thinking of buying a couple of such
> servers, but I'd like to make sure R would work fine.
> The "R Installation and Administration" guide notes that there may be
> some problems with BLAS libraries. That's all I could find about R on
> AMD64.

Actually it says with ATLAS BLAS, not generically.

> Please share your experience using R on AMD64.

Quite a few people, including us, are using R on such servers routinely
with no problems at all.  There are still some issues about how to squeeze 
the maximum performance out of them (e.g. which BLAS to use -- we are 
using Goto's -- and which compiler to use, e.g. Portland Group or Intel).

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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