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

Joe Landman landman at scalableinformatics.com
Sun Feb 27 09:46:30 EST 2005

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)?

Joseph Landman, Ph.D
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