[R] R on AMD64 (Opteron)
andrewr at uidaho.edu
Sat Jul 24 10:07:18 CEST 2004
which operating system are you using for these servers, please?
----- Original Message -----
From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Saturday, July 24, 2004 5:41 pm
Subject: Re: [R] R on AMD64 (Opteron)
> 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
> routinelywith 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
> using Goto's -- and which compiler to use, e.g. Portland Group or
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