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Re: [tlug] Only 32bits for Linux on UltraSparc II :(

On 8/20/05, Zuco Pietro <> wrote:

> If Sun open it and make it free, as "libre" maybe I will use it, but
> this can be another topic to discuss...

> One of the elements of the race to improve performance is incrementing
> from 16, 32, 64, and so forth. UltraSparc is useful only for large
> databases or complex mathematical operations?

The main reason to increase the number of bits is to allow for more
memory. This is why 32-bit systems typically have the 4GB limit for
RAM (Linux has a hack-tackular work-around).


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