[R] 64-bit R on Intel Xeon EM64T running fine

Michael Seewald mseewald at gmx.de
Mon Oct 11 22:04:07 CEST 2004

Dear mailing-list members,

In the days of cheap RAM and microarray applications feasting on memory,
64-bit computers become more and more useful - to actually make use of memory
beyond the magic 4GB border. I would like to report the success of running
64-bit R on an Intel Xeon EM64T machine under Linux. Just like on an AMD
Opteron, R v2.0.0 compiles fine (and out of the box) and is happily allocating
memory until RAM and swap reach their limit.

- HP xw6200 workstation
- dual Intel Xeon 3.4GHz with hyper-threading enabled
- 4GB RAM, 4GB swap

System: either
- Fedora Core 2 x86_64 bit Linux
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 3.0 x86_64 bit

- v2.0.0

Really, no problems at all during setup, a big thank you to the R developers
making this possible!

Best wishes,

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