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Re: Sparc64 as amd64 ?

Ron Johnson wrote:
>On Wed, 2005-01-12 at 10:10 +0100, Tollef Fog Heen wrote:
>> You could, but in the general case, you don't want to do that.
>> Sparc64 is slower than sparc32, so the only cases where you actually
>> want 64 bit support is in the kernel and glibc (so you can run 64 bit
>> apps) and in special applications such as Postgres.
>What's the point, then, of SPARC64?  Don't say "more memory", because
>that can be dealt with.

 * More memory available to each application
 * Larger native pointers and types, so large files etc. become easier
Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
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