cswiger at mac.com
Sun May 1 09:49:15 PDT 2005
Mike Tancsa wrote:
> A somewhat obvious question to some perhaps, but what server application
> mix on FreeBSD today sees an improvement using 64bit CPUs ?
Databases. Big ones, anyway. Other than that, not much, unless you're
running processes which would like to use more than 2GB of RAM.
> In my ISP centric world, my big apps are BIND, IMAP/POP3, httpd via apache,
> SMTP, AV and SPAM scanning, and firewalls/routing. Apart from larger RAM,
> why would these benefit from the 64bit world ? Or would they ?
None of these tasks would benefit much from 64-bit computing; many of them
might even run faster in 32-bit mode than in 64-bit mode.
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