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Last modified: 21 October 2015

URL: http://cxc.harvard.edu/ciao/download/systemreq.html

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.


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

Pre-built binaries are only available for 64bit, Intel OSX 10.6, 10.7, and 10.8

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.

[New] (20 Oct 2015) Apple released an update to XQuartz 2.7.8 on 2015-10-17. The CXC is currently investigating problems plotting with update. For now, we recommend users install XQuartx 2.7.7.

OpenGL

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

gzip

The GNU zip package.


Last modified: 21 October 2015
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