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To: Josh Grebe <squash@g.o>
From: "David F. Newman" <dnewman@...>
Subject: Re: sparc64 userland
Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2004 14:25:53 -0400
No, I have no reason aside from pure geek value.  I was under the,
probably false, impression that sparc64 executables could move data
around faster.  i.e. doubles could be loaded in fewer clock cycles.  So
I have 2 questions that maybe you can answer,

1) Is the only advantage to a sparc64 executable access to memory larger
than 2G per process?
2) Assuming yes to question 1, then what is with the hype with 64bit
processors?

On Fri, 2004-09-17 at 16:44, Josh Grebe wrote:
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> There are a few of us who have them, built to various stages, but they
> are generally not useful. This has been well covered elsewhere, but the
> short story is "its slower and uses more memory in almost all cases".
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