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Holochain minimal requirements

Hello community,

I got myself a ThinkPad t440s with Ubuntu to get started and experiment with Holochain. I didn’t yet got it in real though because their is a problem at the delivery service. So I am not able to test yet.

Now I just found out CPU should be 4+ core and I got only non upgradable dual core i7-4600U with 12gb RAM and 256gb SSD.

Requirements:
https://developer.holochain.org/docs/install/

Will I still be able to get started?

Thanks for helping out,

DaYa

I have a older dual processor machine with very minimal specs which I just revived with Tiny Core Linux. I will report back on what it can do when I get a chance. It won’t be anyone’s first choice but options always help. Splitting rust compilation and conductor execution separate from GUI work would help too. It takes a lot to run a modern editor or browser.

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Ok. Please let me know your findings. I just wanna do some exploring to get a technical feel with the space. I hope a dual core system will be fine for this.

Sorry @Daya this took me forever to get to. I had trouble getting nix-shell installed on the old machine and put a different OS on it eventually. nix-shell https://holochain.love then took a full 103 minutes of real time to get most of the way done before hitting an error with ...compiler-rt-7.1.0 failing to build. This is a 32 bit system so I’m imagining there are messy problems with getting that to work that are beyond my patience to fix.

It won’t be anyone’s first choice but options always help. Splitting rust compilation and conductor execution separate from GUI work would help too. It takes a lot to run a modern editor or browser.