UNIX/IRAF Site Manager's Guide

UNIX/IRAF Site Manager's Guide

6.1. Memory requirements

The windowing systems used in these workstations tend to be very memory intensive; the typical screen with ten or so windows uses a lot of memory. Interactive performance will suffer greatly if the system pages a lot. Fortunately, memory is becoming relatively cheap. No system, including personal diskless nodes, should be configured with less than 32 Mb of main memory; 48 Mb or more is recommended if you plan to do a lot of image processing. On servers, 64, 128 or even 256 Mb is not an unreasonable amount of memory to try to configure on the system.