HLFS 64bit again

Rogelio Serrano rogelio.serrano at gmail.com
Fri Dec 7 23:39:48 PST 2007


On Dec 7, 2007 3:16 PM,  <goodoldmarty at gmail.com> wrote:
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> > It cannot be more secure. 64 bit machines has capabilities that some
> > people need and its good to have a secure platform for them. I am
> > working with in memory databases and 64 bit machines are ideal for this.
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> IBM used bit-hype when the 286 came out with a bigger address bus, and
> this has been the industry battle flag since. It was still an 8 bit CPU.
> Likewise, you cannot label 2 (or more) discreet, asynchronous, 32 bit
> execution units as a 64 bit core, duh.
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> To date, the only place these '64 bit emulators' excel is in processing
> huge amounts of huge numbers, where iterative instructions are in the
> cache and data is in memory. Using 64 bit Linux for making database
> queries is ludicrous unless the application is strictly mathematical.
>

Really? Try using 16 GB memory in a 32 bit system. Linus said that if
you want big memory machines use 64 bit processors.


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