UNIX/IRAF Site Manager's Guide

UNIX/IRAF Site Manager's Guide

6.2. Disk requirements

IRAF itself requires anywhere from 60 to 150 Mb of memory depending upon whether the system is stripped, on the size of the binaries, and on how many architectures are supported. Since IRAF is an image processing system, usually the disk requirements of the data will vastly outstrip those of IRAF itself. The amount of space needed for the data to be processed varies greatly and will depend upon the type of data being processed. A useful system requires from several hundred Mb to 1 Gb of disk space.