> My department has just bought a computer with an AMD64 processor. We would
> like to have an optimized version of Singular on it; I would like to know if
> there is something special to do in order to compile the sources.
I have access to a 24-processor machine made by SGI that runs Linux
The processors are IA64, i.e. Intel 64-bit processors (Itanium ?)
$ uname -a
Linux pilatus.cs.uwaterloo.ca 2.4.21-sgi303r2 #1 SMP
Mon Nov 29 15:29:38 PST 2004 ia64 ia64 ia64 GNU/Linux
(and it has ~100GB of RAM
I tried installing a binary distribution that is marked IA64, but
got C++-related runtime errors.
I tried compiling Singular 2-1-99, but it seems to be a nontrivial
task. I noticed that a number of packages that are bundled with Singular,
such as GMP or M(ulti) P(rotocol) cannot be compiled on the
computer unchnaged (GMP needs to be upgraded to version 4 to do
this smoothly; MP was never ported to a 64-bit architecture, it seems)
To begin with, the script singuname.sh needed an update.
(well, that was easy). Then I assumed that I can just replace bundled
GMP with a new version of GMP.
The current sticking point is MP.
any relevant tips are appreciated,
Posted in old Singular Forum on: 2005-02-10 20:33:16+01