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DSS on Mac with M1 chip

tgb417
Neuron
Neuron
DSS on Mac with M1 chip

All,

With Apples WWDC 2022 coming up, it has been two years since the announcement of the Apple M1 chips based on ARM.  Typical tools like Postgrsql, Anaconda even Java have ARM native versions now.  Where are we with installing DSS on an Apple Silicon based Macintosh?

I’m asking because I have another laptop decision to make.  Last time I ended up with an Intel based Laptop which I really don’t like to be compatible with the company IT policies.  To use DSS in a prototype mode I maxed out the laptops ram and installed WSL2.  This has worked fairly well for non production use of DSS, even though from Dataiku’s perspective, I’m coloring a bit outside of the lines.  

In my new role I’ll have considerable more latitude to chose the hardware I work with as a laptop, can I install DSS on Apple silicon at this point?  


Operating system used: macOS Monterey

--Tom
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sergeyd
Dataiker
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Hi @tgb417 

The official statement hasn't been changed: We do not yet support running DSS on the M1 chip. 

The limitation is mostly because python itself doesn't officially support M1. Apple claimed that starting with Python3.9 they will patch it to natively work on M1 chip but as you know, we do not yet support Python3.9 as the built-in python for DSS. 

The workaround remains the same: Rosetta emulator + Python3.7 as marked here: 

https://community.dataiku.com/t5/Setup-Configuration/DSS-installed-on-Mac-M1/m-p/17429/highlight/tru...

 

tgb417
Neuron
Neuron
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@sergeyd ,

Thanks. and understood. I recognize that if I do this, I'll be coloring a bit outside the lines.  That said I've been coloring outside the lines for the past year running DSS in WSL2 and the experience has been OK.

For anyone out there running DSS on Apple Silicon.  How bad are things? For example do Plugins work?  Is there performance horrible in any area.  Do the Basic Graphics and Statistical tools work?  Visual Machine Learning and the like?

 

--Tom
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