[AG-TECH] windows x64

John Hodrien johnh at comp.leeds.ac.uk
Mon Jul 18 11:26:15 CDT 2005

On Mon, 18 Jul 2005, Tom Oinn wrote:

> You could potentially get a boost iff the codecs were recompiled to take 
> advantage of the 64 bit integer units I guess, you won't see any gains 
> otherwise. Personally I had Win64 on my machine here (dual opteron) and 
> removed it after a few days to revert to XP, enough stuff didn't work 
> properly that it really wasn't worth bothering with.

Well that was my take too.  If the codecs haven't been written to take
advantage of the 64bit processor, even with a recompile the only advantage
will be the access to more registers.  I reckon the only reason to run 64bit
at the moment is if you've got large memory requirements.  Now 64bit linux on
the other hand is somewhat less painful.


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