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Which Linux Architecture Do You Use?

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Alpha
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x86_32
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Old 09-25-2013, 01:34 PM   #61
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Debatable not to move forward?"{...} Actually performance will grow up to 20-30% in general case. Its mainly due to intelligent compilers that can optimize even non-optimized code for new architecture (mainly due to SSE/SSE2 usage instead of FPU). {...} Possible troubles The main problem is proprietary software. In case software developer spread their product only in binary for 32bit you may have a lot of problems. Sometimes it is possible to find workaround. And hopefully in the GNU/Linux world most of widely used software is open source. {...}"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3_GB_barrier

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Old 09-25-2013, 02:20 PM   #62
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Originally Posted by PrinceCruise View Post
Even I have a 64-bit cpu since 4 years, however I've only used pure 32-bit Linux because this laptop supports only 4 GB of max. RAM. And I anyways found no compelling reason to use 64 bit OS with 3 GB of RAM it came with.

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Maybe those reasons are compelling:
- More and wider registers.
- No overhead from using high memory on machine with more than 892MB of RAM.
- Distributions compiled with better optimizations by default (SSE2 instead of FPU, for example)
 
Old 09-25-2013, 02:32 PM   #63
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- Distributions compiled with better optimizations by default (SSE2 instead of FPU, for example)
A friend who uses his computer to make and record his own music recently moved from 32 bit to 64 bit Ubuntu -- it performed so much better that he swore at me for not making him move to 64 bit ages ago.
While it might not be directly because of being 64 bit I know others have reported similar.
To me the only downside of 64 bit is the couple of programs which require 32 bit libraries taking up a little bit more hard drive space.
 
Old 09-26-2013, 11:34 AM   #64
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No Alpha yet, my Alpha based system blew up a few years ago. PSU failed, sad day. I also had a SGI Octane for a while with a MIPS R10000 in it, same thing happened to that. I gave them both to a museum.
 
Old 09-26-2013, 01:14 PM   #65
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Compute 2 Core i7 3930K 3.2GHz (6 cores), 64GB ram, Opensuse 12.3.
64GB RAM?What do you do with that system?

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Old 09-26-2013, 01:32 PM   #66
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With 64GB RAM, unless it is a server running lots of VMs, I expect it to be running lots of leaky programs that gobble up the RAM quick (something quite common nowadays).
 
Old 09-26-2013, 01:42 PM   #67
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With 64GB RAM, unless it is a server running lots of VMs, I expect it to be running lots of leaky programs that gobble up the RAM quick (something quite common nowadays).
One of my servers has and uses 72GB of RAM with no VMs or leaky programs...just a lot of number crunching on some big data sets.
 
Old 09-26-2013, 02:03 PM   #68
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64GB RAM?What do you do with that system?

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Haha, I'm a complex systems scientist so I use it to model/simulated complex systems and process large datasets. Some biological some social (human). That is my desktop, we have some servers with 128GB and a shared memory cluster (thats somewhere in the Top 500 super computers) with loads...
 
Old 09-28-2013, 03:03 PM   #69
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I use a x86_64 cpu but it's not intel, it's AMD. I also use ARM for my samsung galaxy reverb phone.
 
Old 11-15-2013, 02:48 AM   #70
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i voted for x86_32 and arm
 
Old 11-15-2013, 03:25 AM   #71
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Ah, shit, I forgot to tick the boxes for ARM, since all of my three Android devices do have ARM processors (the Chinese no-name tablet, that croaked, the Vodafone 845 and the Alcatel OT-997D). The x86_32 was my 1st laptop, the x86_64 my 2nd.
 
Old 11-15-2013, 04:09 AM   #72
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x86_32. If it gives me problems, i take x86_64, other than that, why bother.
 
Old 11-15-2013, 07:13 AM   #73
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Toughbook

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Panasonic toughbook =x86-32 (car laptop)
I have a Panasonic Toughbook CF72 Pentium 4 with approx 768MB RAM on WINXP is it worth my while trying Linux or is your Toughbook a much greater spec? Thanks....
 
Old 11-20-2013, 09:18 PM   #74
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x86_64

to be more specific a Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3220 CPU @ 3.30GHz from /etc/proc/cpuinfo
 
Old 04-15-2014, 01:02 AM   #75
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X86-64
 
  


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