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Quanta under IRIX 6.2 (was Re: SGI IRIX 5.3 or 6.2 best for xtallography software?)

Christoph Weber weber at obelix.scripps
Fri Aug 9 17:40:08 EST 1996

In article <4ufedb$p4r at mercury.hgmp.mrc.ac.uk>, a-aszodi at nimr.mrc.ac.uk writes:
> Thomas> assures me that everything which runs on 5.x and 6.1 will run
> Thomas> on 6.2 on the R10000 (i will soon test this).
> Note that Quanta 4.1 won't run under 6.2 because the executables
> were compiled in COFF format (supported under 4.x, sort-of-tolerated
> under 5.x). MSI support tells me Quanta96 (due out "in a week")
> will have ELF executables (unsupported under 4.x, preferred
> under 5.x, obligatory under 6.2, if I understand it correctly).

As an aside, I have run several MSI products under IRIX 6.2, including
InsightII and Felix95. From all I can tell, everything worked smooth.
See the relevant entries at http://www.scripps.edu/~weber/eps-2/felix_perf.html
for some performance numbers. 

After playing around for several days and doing production work for just
as long, IRIX 6.2 seems to be as solid as 5.3 and just as fast or

My 2 cts.
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