M1 Macbook compared to Intel Macbook
From Hamish Graham
Useful link to see which MacOs Apps are optmised for M1 Apple Silicon Macbooks: https://isapplesiliconready.com/
I tried to use the docker https://gitlab.cern.ch/abpcomputing/sandbox/be-abp-docker with the M1.
Docker has not been optimised yet for the M1 chip, at the moment it uses Rosetta 2 to operate
When running a Docker image, a warning is produced:
WARNING: The requested image's platform (linux/amd64) does not match the detected host platform (linux/arm64/v8) and no specific platform was requested
- The container will be running but not working properly, for example
tmuxdoes not work in the container, neither
In conclusion, I cannot at the moment use the BE-ABP Docker with my M1 Macbook.
- Auristor works on the Macbook M1, however it is a bit more complicated to install vs the Intel Macbook
- This link provides the necessary steps for installing auristor on the Macbook M1: https://blog.auristor.com/2021/01/installing-auristorfs-clients-for-macos.html
- There is a bug for MacOs Big Sur where the Auristor icon does not show a "tick" even if it is running. This bug occurs for M1 and Intel Macbooks running Big Sur.
- The 13 inch Macbook pro M1 has twice as long of a battery life compared to the Macbook pro Intel, according to Business Insider: https://www.businessinsider.com/macbook-pro-13-2020-m1-vs-macbook-pro-13-2020-intel?r=US&IR=T
- The battery life is estimated to be 20 hours for M1 and 10 hours for Intel (this depends what you are using the computer for, if docker is running for example, the battery life will be shorter)