[Bioc-devel] Hardware

M. Edward (Ed) Borasky znmeb at cesmail.net
Sun Sep 4 09:06:48 CEST 2005

I'm not an expert by any means, but unless you have a fair amount of 
money and a fairly high frustration tolerance for open-source software, 
I'd stick with a 32-bit machine, at least for a couple of iterations of 
R, libraries, compilers, and operating systems.

Julien TEXTORIS wrote:

> I have a question about which hardware would be the best for what i do. i'm 
>analysing genomics data with R and bioconductor under linux. 
>The chip has about 22000 spots, and the project deals with 200 patients. So 
>that makes a lot of data to process.
>I was wodering if it was better to have a 32bit processor with a higher 
>frequency, or a 64bit processor, but with a lower CPU speed ? 
> I saw that there was a RPM package for 64bit processor for R, does it mean 
>that it's optimized ?
> Thanks for your answers
> julien
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