[R] Compiling R with Intel compilers - recommended options?

Tim Cutts tjrc at sanger.ac.uk
Fri Jun 18 09:47:08 CEST 2004


I'm a sysadmin who's been tasked with installing R on our 1000-node 
compute cluster.
I have licences for the Intel C and FORTRAN compilers, so I'm using the 
following to compile:

CFLAGS="-O2 -axWK"



./configure --without-x --without-tcltk

The compilation seems to go OK, with a few warnings.  What concerns me 
is when I run the make check - how long should this take?  I've had one 
running for over 12 hours now, and it's still on:

running code in 'base-Ex.R' ...

and hasn't produced any output since; it just sits there burning CPU.  
I guess my question is:  I'm sure someone has successfully compiled R 
on X86 Linux using the Intel compilers before - what options did you 
use to make it work?  And how long should this check phase take?

Many thanks...


Dr Tim Cutts
Informatics Systems Group
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Hinxton, Cambridge, CB10 1SA, UK

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