Pros and Cons of amd64 (versus i386).
petefrench at ticketswitch.com
Thu Apr 6 15:04:31 UTC 2006
> Let me comment that my 64-bit commentary about I/O is based on
> experience with Opterons, which have excellent I/O bandwidth. The
> Intel EM64T boxes do ok, too, but I have no experience with other 64-
> bit CPUs. The opterons are just a notch above anything else that
> I've used.
Ah, O.K. - so they dont necessarily have better I/O bandwidth in 64 bit
mode than they do in 32 bit mode then ? I am still quite keen to move to
a 64 bit architecture though. I am having problems to get the system to boot
SMP, and all the people who ahve told me that they can make it run on the
same motherboard are using amd64.
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