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March 20, 2018


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A question - I know RStudio Server won't run on a PowerPC architecture, which is what a couple of our high-end servers intended for research & development have. It has been suggested to me that Docker would be a way around this, e.g., via one of the pre-configured images you describe, but I can't see how as the s/w still has to run on the same hardware. Would using an appropriate Rocker image in fact allow us to circumvent the hardware restriction of RStudio Server?

It might, but you'd need to get Docker running on the PowerPC servers first. Surprisingly (to me) there does seem to be some PowerPC support for Docker, so you might get lucky. If that doesn't work, you might have more luck with traditional VMs (which bring along a complete OS, unlike Docker containers).

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