[Chimera-users] chimera on linux ia64 (sgi prism)

Sabuj Pattanayek sabuj.pattanayek at vanderbilt.edu
Thu Jul 13 14:56:33 PDT 2006


Unfortunately that didn't work. It doesn't like the python2.4 executable.

Sabuj Pattanayek

Greg Couch wrote:
> 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.
>     Greg Couch
>     UCSF Computer Graphics Lab

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