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Re^2: Firefly 64-bit code?

Alexandra Tsybizova

Dear Dr. Granovsky,
thank you very much for your reply.

Here are the messages I got from cluster support, when I asked for the Firefly installation:
"The transition from 32-bit to 64-bit happened back in 2003. Our cluster are pure 64-bit systems since 2009. We do not support 32-bit applications anymore since then."

They have considered installing compatibility libraries for some time, but very soon I got another message:
"I discussed the issue with the 32-bit binaries with my colleagues and we came to the conclusion that we can not support 32-bit binaries on the cluster".

That was it. I have managed however to install Firefly on the home-build cluster within my group, but it is quite old and may not live for much longer. Also I still have some problems with parallelization, so I am running it on a single node, but in principle it works. I was just considering other options.

Best regards,

On Tue Mar 28 '17 3:54pm, Alex Granovsky wrote
>Dear Alexandra,

>I'm sorry for delay with my reply.

>Unfortunately, development of fully 64-bit Firefly is a very slowly
>progressing project. It is not expected that 64-bit version will be
>available this year.

>Out of curiosity, how cluster support folks argued that they cannot
>support 32-bit binaries on a cluster? It is most likely not so.
>It is usually not so difficult to support 32-bit binaries on a cluster
>and requires only minor additional efforts. What is the hardware,
>interconnect and operating system/Linux kernel versions used by this

>All the best,
>Alex Granovsky
>On Fri Mar 24 '17 2:07pm, Alexandra Tsybizova wrote
>>Dear Firefly project team,
>>I have a question related to the purely 64-bit Firefly version. Back in 2009 it was mentioned on this forum that the 64-bit code was under construction. I wanted to ask, are there any news in that regard?

>>The reason I am asking is that my cluster support recently refused to install Firefly on our cluster because they "cannot support 32-bit binaries on the cluster".

>>Thanks and best regards,

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