Splus on a Sun via Solaris 2.6

Gunter, Bert (HumboltA@kochind.com)
Tue, 20 Jan 1998 08:37:00 -0600

My questions today are specific to those of you who are running Splus
using newer Solaris operating systems.

We've installed Splus on a new Sun Ultra Enterprise 450 server using the
Solaris 2.6 operating system. I have run a large in-house function (no
C or Fortan compiled programs and all basic Splus code) which initially
takes 153 seconds on this new Sun. If I continue to run exactly the
same function on exactly the same data, however, it continues to require
longer and longer times. E.g., by the 6th execution it takes 485
seconds to run. This is the basis for my concern and questions. [ The
function works fine on an old IBM RS/6000. It also works fine on Splus
V4.0, which actually runs the function in just 130 seconds on my 200 MHz
PC. ]

Has anyone had similar experiences on the Solaris 2.6 OS? Are we
advised to retreat to an earlier OS? Any hints as to what we might try

On another note, does anyone know where we can get an emacs editor for
Solaris 2.6? How about for Solaris 2.5.1 if we retreat to that OS? Or,
can we easily use the Solaris textedit editor from within Splus?

Allen Humbolt
Quantitative Analyst
Koch Industries, Inc.
HumboltA@kochind.com e-mail
(316) 828-7911 phone
(316) 828-8674 fax