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Re: [opensuse] 64 bit vs 32 bit RAM consumption
  • From: "Carlos E. R." <robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2013 12:41:59 +0200 (CEST)
  • Message-id: <alpine.LNX.2.00.1307241236030.6503@minas-tirith.valinor>
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El 2013-07-23 a las 19:35 -0400, Anton Aylward escribió:

Carlos E. R. said the following on 07/23/2013 07:01 PM:

No, I will not bother. If you don't understand it, I will not bother to
explain.

I think we're out of sequence here, Carlos. I'm in agreement with you, it was Werner's post I was questioning.

I'll modify my simile, after reading recent posts here.

If you have to add 2 and 3 it will take the same time on both archs. 64
bit is not faster, it is larger. Compare a road truck of 6 wheels to
another of 12 wheels and double length.

If you are adding numbers bigger than 32 bit, then the 64 bit cpu is faster. Ie, when trucking loads bigger than fit on the smaller truck.

Which is a simile intended for people not deep versed in cpu details ;-)

- -- Cheers

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.4, with Evergreen, x86_64 "Celadon" (Minas Tirith))
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