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SAS® High-Performance Data Mining 14.3

SAS High-Performance Data Mining Requirements

SAS High-Performance Data Mining Server

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SAS High-Performance Data Mining Server requires Base SAS, SAS/STAT and SAS Enterprise Miner Server--which are not included.

SAS High-Performance Data Mining Server includes one of the following SAS/ACCESS products:

  • SAS/ACCESS to Greenplum
  • SAS/ACCESS to Oracle
  • SAS/ACCESS to Teradata
  • SAS/ACCESS to Hadoop and SAS LASR Analytic Server

For Greenplum, Oracle, and Teradata, BASE SAS. SAS/STAT, SAS/ACCESSS and SAS High-Performance Data Mining Server must be installed on separate hardware than the appliance nodes.

For Hadoop, BASE SAS. SAS/STAT, SAS/ACCESSS and SAS High-Performance Data Mining Server can be installed in one of the following locations:

  • on the head node of the commodity hardware
  • on separate hardware from the commodity hardware nodes (asymmetric)

SAS High-Performance Analytics Server (Distributed LASR) on Linux for x64

SAS Products installed on this machine:
  • SAS High-Performance Computing Management Console 2.9
  • SAS High-Performance Node Installation 3.7
  • SAS Plug-ins for Hadoop 1.01

Disk Space Consumed by Installed Products: 1 MB
Supported Environments:
  • Oracle Linux 6.1 (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1 (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 (64-bit version) on the x64 chip family

SAS High-Performance Analytics Server requires Greenplum, Oracle, or Teradata (appliance obtained from vendor) or Hadoop (commodity hardware).

Use of a colocated Hadoop File System (HDFS) is optional, but it requires a supported Hadoop environment and SAS Plug-ins for Hadoop (which are included with your license). For information about supported Hadoop distributions, refer to https://support.sas.com/en/documentation/third-party-software-reference/9-4/support-for-hadoop.html. The plug-ins require additional configuration. For more information, see SAS High-Performance Analytics Infrastructure 3.5: Installation and Configuration Guide at http://support.sas.com/documentation/onlinedoc/hp-analytics-infrastructure/index.html.

SAS Metadata Server

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SAS makes the following recommendations for SAS Metadata Server deployments:

  • a 64-bit host system
  • a dedicated machine to simplify tuning, management, and diagnostics
  • multi-core server hardware because SAS Metadata Server is multi-threaded
  • four or more cores for production deployments

The disk I/O performance of any server-class system should be sufficient. Memory requirements are highly dependent on the product mix and usage, but 8 GB of RAM are sufficient for most large deployments. For many deployments, 4 GB of RAM are sufficient and should be considered a minimum, unless the specific deployment is tested and verified to require less memory.


Third-Party Software

SAS software may be provided with certain third-party software, including but not limited to open-source software, which is licensed under its applicable third-party software license agreement. For license information about third-party software distributed with SAS software, refer to http://support.sas.com/thirdpartylicenses.

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