The AMD64/EMT64 64-bit Linux version of chimera was compiled on Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5. There are no plans for an Itanium (IA64) version (see below for SGI Linux).
The 32-bit versions of Chimera use less memory (so they are faster too) and are recommended even on 64-bit Linux systems unless you are viewing large data files (> 1 Gb) that need a 64-bit address space to avoid out-of-memory errors.
For more information, see the 32 bit Linux installation instructions.
There are no plans for a Linux/Itanium 2 build of chimera. You can either run the 32-bit Linux binaries (emulated slowly) or run the IRIX binaries (emulated quickly). To run the IRIX binaries you need to install Transitive's QuickTransit hardware virtualization software that used to come with every SGI Prism and Altix computer.
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