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Frequently Asked Questions about Computers for the Workshop

  • What operating systems are supported? Microsoft Windows? Linux? 32-bit or 64-bit?
  • What Internet access is available at the hotel and the school? Do I have to pre-register my machine?
  • What software do I need to download and install? Is there any required which is not free?
  • How much RAM and disk space does the software require?
  • Is there a minimum video resolution?
  • Are there things to watch out for in preparing the software?
    • If you will be compiling ACE from source on Linux, download the file with the extension .tar.gz, not the one with .zip. The zip file has several differences which prevent it from compiling cleanly. -- MJC
    • If you want to compile and install the optional Ipopt package, it will require that you first download and install HSL (formerly the Harwell Subroutine Library). HSL is a commercial product which is free for academic use, and earlier versions are free for any use. However, to download HSL you must first register and wait for a manually-generated password to arrive by email. That can take several business days. -- MJC

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