[R] R on AMD64 (Opteron)
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Jul 26 15:08:41 CEST 2004
We are using Fedora Core 2 and some version(s) of SuSe Linux on various
dual Opteron servers. We also have a copy of RHEL, but AFAIK are not
currently using it. I've been using a dual Opteron 248 under FC2
I don't know that Windows XP 64-Bit Edition is actually released yet
(although there have beem public betas). However, as Peter D says, one
would need a suitable compiler, binutils etc and the MinGW project is
unlikely to provide them any time soon (if ever, although the project's
FAQ suggests that it does intend to).
On Sat, 24 Jul 2004, Jose Quesada wrote:
> Also, I'm curious...
> Not that this would be my first choice for a server, but...
> Anyone running Windows XP 64-Bit Edition? Any success compiling R?
> On Sat, 24 Jul 2004 18:07:18 +1000, Andrew Robinson <andrewr at uidaho.edu> wrote:
> > Professor Ripley,
> > which operating system are you using for these servers, please?
> > Thanks,
> > Andrew
> > ----- 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
> > > are
> > > using Goto's -- and which compiler to use, e.g. Portland Group or
> > > Intel).
> > > --
> > > Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
> > > Professor of Applied Statistics, http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
> > > University of Oxford, Tel: +44 1865 272861 (self)
> > > 1 South Parks Road, +44 1865 272866 (PA)
> > > Oxford OX1 3TG, UK Fax: +44 1865 272595
Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Professor of Applied Statistics, http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
University of Oxford, Tel: +44 1865 272861 (self)
1 South Parks Road, +44 1865 272866 (PA)
Oxford OX1 3TG, UK Fax: +44 1865 272595
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