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Sage binary system requirements

asked 2010-09-06 17:01:16 -0500

golodhrim gravatar image

updated 2017-01-08 05:26:56 -0500

FrédéricC gravatar image

Hallo together,

as I try to write a little howto for sage, I would start a little poll with that question. If you are using a system lower then a Core2Duo CPU in combination with a binary installation, please let me know about it, so I get the best fit for a minimal system requirement for running a binary sage system.

Greetings golodhrim

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answered 2010-09-07 12:59:44 -0500

golodhrim gravatar image

Thanks for a short handbook for some teachers, I'm just interessted in the minimal system requirements for binary, as I normaly use a source based linux, I haven't the problem, but we had experienced last week problems using a binary package on an older box, so it would be interessting to get here some infos about what is at least necessary to run the binary packages...

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answered 2010-09-07 02:07:19 -0500

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You can build Sage on very low-end equipment (by modern standards), but you need at least a certain amount of RAM to build certain components (I hear ATLAS is a hog). To just run a binary, presumably you would need much less memory. For instance, I have successfully built and tested Sage on a 700 MHz PowerPC chip with 512 MB memory.

This thread describes a build on an even lower spec system, I believe. Again, these are builds - I have no idea for actually running Sage. I don't think you'd need more than 100 MB to run it, probably less, though your OS might need some of that space.

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