Notes on using Phenix on macOS
Phenix currently supports the following Mac platforms:
- 64-bit Intel systems running macOS 10.6 or newer
- macOS 10.9 and later is required for the Phenix GUI
Some limitations for Mac systems in general:
- OpenMP is not officially supported on Macintosh, due to limitations of
the GCC compiler distributed with XCode 3.2 and earlier. It may be
possible to build from source with OpenMP support using a newer compiler,
but this has not been extensively tested.
- The PHENIX GUI for Macintosh cannot be run over the network like an X11
program; this is because it uses the native display libraries, which do
not support network forwarding.