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. Typical workstation memory sizes in 1995 range from 16 to 48 Mb for single user machines, servers will have several times that.