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Re: Do I need 64Bit if RAM is more than 4 GB?

On Thu, 2004-09-09 at 09:20 -0400, Stephen Frost wrote:
> * Mattias Wadenstein (maswan@acc.umu.se) wrote:
> > >Even in 1995 4GB would have been a rather expensive amount of ram even
> > >for a high end sparc or power machine.
> > 
> > Well, instead of searching for prices, go find an old manual of the 
> > largest sun sparc32 smp? The one I can think of right now is the ss1000, 
> > were there any bigger ones? Before the ultrasparc days that is.
> SparcCenter 2000, we had one here actually.  10 system boards, up to 2
> procs each (as I recall we had 16 processors in ours), 0, 8 or 16 SIMMs
> per board which were 8M or 32M.  I believe we had the 8 system boards
> that had CPUs full with 32M SIMMs for a total of 4G.  I'm pretty sure
> the system was capable of going to 32 CPUs w/ the dual-CPU modules.  I'm
> not sure if you could get more than 4G of memory in to it though.

Well, I guess that answers my question, then.

Ron Johnson, Jr.
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