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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/

BE-ABP Docker

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 tmux does not work in the container, neither eos.

In conclusion, I cannot at the moment use the BE-ABP Docker with my M1 Macbook.

AFS

  • 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.

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