[Bioclusters] Need some advice on a cluster for EST/cDNA assembly, clustering

Michael Maibaum mike at maibaum.org
Mon Feb 28 16:18:28 EST 2005

On 27 Feb 2005, at 14:46, Joe Landman wrote:

> Michael Maibaum wrote:
>> For Panther as far as userland tools are concerned, it is a 32 bit OS 
>> (i.e. each process can access up to 4GB of RAM, but no more, without 
>> the usual 32bit tricks).
>> For Tiger - most stuff you'd want to run on a cluster will be 64bit. 
>> That is the kernel and most userland tools will be 64 bit, however 
>> most 'high level' toolkits (e.g. Cocoa) will still be 32bit. I don't 
>> see many Carbon/Cocoa apps being run on a cluster needing large 
>> memory spaces, so that probably doesn't matter :)
> Cool.  What compilers will support this?  gcc certainly, what about 
> the IBM compiler (generating 64 bit code)?

As you say, gcc for sure. I presume XL{F|C} will also - derived from 
POWER I see no reason why they won't but I don't have any facts.


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