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Last modified: 19 May 2010

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System Requirements


CIAO is supported on a number of operating systems, which are listed on the Platform Support page. Certain system requirements are necessary to successfully install and run CIAO.


Solaris 10

Memory and Disk Space

Chandra data files are large, which implies that certain processing and analysis operations will work more efficiently when they have access to large amounts of RAM. We recommend a minimum of 500Mb main memory and disk space on the order of 1-2 GB.

X11R6

X11, the X window system.

OpenGL

ChIPS requires OpenGL, an interface for system graphics. Solaris users may not have this installed by default.

gtar

The GNU tar package. Solaris users must use GNU tar (usually aliased to "gtar") to unpack the tarfiles. If native Solaris tar is used, some of the test filenames will be truncated.

gzip

The GNU zip package.


Linux

The 32-bit build of CIAO requires the basic 32-bit libraries to be installed, as explained in the Installing 32-bit CIAO on 64-bit Machines section of the Platform Support page.

Memory and Disk Space

Chandra data files are large, which implies that certain processing and analysis operations will work more efficiently when they have access to large amounts of RAM. We recommend a minimum of 500Mb main memory and disk space on the order of 1-2 GB.

X11R6

X11, the X window system.

OpenGL

ChIPS requires OpenGL, an interface for system graphics. OpenGL is part of the xlibs development package.

gzip

The GNU zip package.


Mac OS X 10.5 Intel

The 32-bit build of CIAO requires the basic 32-bit libraries to be installed, as explained in the Installing 32-bit CIAO on 64-bit Machines section of the Platform Support page.

Memory and Disk Space

Chandra data files are large, which implies that certain processing and analysis operations will work more efficiently when they have access to large amounts of RAM. We recommend a minimum of 500Mb main memory and disk space on the order of 1-2 GB.

X11R6

X11, the X window system. OS X users should use the version of X11 that came with the operating system.

OpenGL

ChIPS requires OpenGL, an interface for system graphics. OpenGL is included in the Apple Developer tools.

gzip

The GNU zip package.


Mac OS X 10.4 PowerPC

Memory and Disk Space

Chandra data files are large, which implies that certain processing and analysis operations will work more efficiently when they have access to large amounts of RAM. We recommend a minimum of 500Mb main memory and disk space on the order of 1-2 GB.

X11R6

X11, the X window system. OS X users should use the version of X11 that came with the operating system.

OpenGL

ChIPS requires OpenGL, an interface for system graphics. OpenGL is included in the Apple Developer tools.

gzip

The GNU zip package.


Last modified: 19 May 2010