Installation Requirements for Priism 4 on Mac OS X
The software includes both 32 and 64-bit components. Both sets of
components should be compatible with Intel systems running Mac OS X 10.5 or
later. For linking applications with the Priism libraries, you'll likely
need Mac OS X 10.7.4 or later and XCode 4.5 or later. From Priism 4.4.0 on,
Priism does not run PowerPC systems.
Required libraries and additional software
- It is necessary to have following libraries installed:
For OS X 10.5 through 10.7, Apple's X11 provides those libraries. For
later versions of OS X, install XQuartz which is available from
(you can also use XQuartz on OS X 10.5 through 10.7; XQuartz 2.6.3 is the
last XQuartz release with support for OS X 10.5). Priism expects the
libraries to be in /usr/X11R6/lib; if they are not there you may need to
set the DYLD_FALLBACK_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable so that they can
be found (the dyld man page explains DYLD_FALLBACK_LIBRARY_PATH). There
are some unresolved problems running Priism with newer versions of the X
libraries; search the list of
known limitations for "OS X" to know what
problems to expect.
- libXext.6.dylib (compatibility version 11.0.0)
- libXft.2.dylib (compatibility version 4.0.0)
- libXi.6.dylib (compatibility version 7.0.0)
- libXmu.6.dylib (compatibility version 9.0.0)
- libXt.6.dylib (compatibility version 7.0.0)
- libX11.6.dylib (compatibility version 9.0.0)
- To use the components with graphical interfaces,
it is necessary to have OpenGL libraries (or their Mesa equivalents)
installed which can perform the rendering in conjunction with the X server
(libGL.1.dylib (compatibility version 1.2.0) and libGLU.1.dylib
(compatibility version 1.3.0) are used). Apple's X11 or XQuartz provides
those libraries. As with the X libraries, the OpenGL libraries are
expected to be in /usr/X11R6/lib.
Optional libraries and additional software
- Priism includes the ImgToMat and MatToImg tools to convert
Priism image files to and from Matlab's .mat files. To use those
converters, you'll have to have Matlab 7 or later (for the 64-bit version
you'll need Matlab 7.9 or later).
The GPU-accelerated calculations for EM tomography require an x86 or
x86_64 Linux system with an appropriate NVIDIA graphics card. That system
does not need to be the same as the system where you run Priism. The
"GPU Parallel Settings" section of EMCAT/Parallel.html
describes the hardware and software requirements for the GPU-accelerated
calculations in more detail.
During installation, you will need space for the downloaded archive
and the uncompressed files; the uncompressed files do not need to be on the
same disk as the downloaded archive. Once the software is installed, the
downloaded archive may be deleted. The space required is 102 megabytes during
installation and 77 megabytes afterwards.
While the software is running, it makes extensive use of a shared memory
file and related temporary files. The amount of space needed for these
files depends on the size of the data sets loaded, but a minimal configuration
should have 200 megabytes of space available for these files and having
approximately 500 megabytes of space available would be better.
Step 4 of the installation
procedure describes how the default location for the shared memory and
temporary files is set in the sample setup scripts.
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