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Operating Environment Information

Here are some issues that are specific to the operating environment. Discuss these with your IT experts.

The Software's "Bitness" Is What Matters

Under AIX, SAS®9 can run on a 32-bit or 64-bit kernel. See the System Requirements. The processing and the SAS data files you create are 64-bit, regardless of whether the kernel is 32-bit or 64-bit.

Under Linux for x64, you can run 32-bit SAS 9.2 or SAS 9.3. (This mode is no longer supported in SAS 9.4.) See the System Requirements. The processing and the SAS data files you create are 32-bit.

Under Windows for x64, you can run 32-bit SAS®9. See the System Requirements. The processing and the SAS data files you create are 32-bit.

Issues that Arise from Changing or Upgrading the operating environment

The following issues can arise when you upgrade or change your operating environment.