[Chimera-users] chimera on linux ia64 (sgi prism)
gregc at cgl.ucsf.edu
Thu Jul 13 12:37:34 PDT 2006
On Thu, 13 Jul 2006, Sabuj Pattanayek wrote:
> I was wondering if there is a port for chimera to run on Linux IA64 (sgi
> prism)? The x86 version runs in emulation mode on the system, thus the
> graphics defaults to Mesa indirect glx (really slow). Would a dev be
> willing to port it for this system if given access to the system?
> I'm also working on getting pymol compiled for it. vmd already has a
> native port with good performance.
Try the SGI IRIX version of chimera on the SGI Prism, I'm told that the
IRIX emulator does a much better job than the x86 emulator. And please
report back how well it works. Since all of the Linux Itanium systems
with graphics are SGI Prisms, if the IRIX version works well, there would
be little incentive to do a separate port.
Our 64-bit desktop plan is to eventually do x86-64 (Opteron/Xeon) ports
for both Windows and Linux as those systems should be more common.
If there are others who would use chimera port that is not currently
available, please speak up. It's a fair amount of work, so if there's no
demand, it won't happen.
UCSF Computer Graphics Lab
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