Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 22nd Oct 2007 13:48 UTC
Windows Earlier today, OSNews ran a story on a presentation held by Microsoft's Eric Traut, the man responsible for the 200 or so kernel and virtualisation engineers working at the company. Eric Traut is also the man who wrote the binary translation engine for in the earlier PowerPC versions of VirtualPC (interestingly, this engine is now used to run XBox 1 [x86] games on the XBox 360 [PowerPC]) - in other words, he knows what he is talking about when it comes to kernel engineering and virtualisation. His presentation was a very interesting thing to watch, and it offered a little bit more insight into Windows 7, the codename for the successor to Windows Vista, planned for 2010.
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RE[2]: my dream
by markoweb on Mon 22nd Oct 2007 20:56 UTC in reply to "RE: my dream"
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Don't underestimate the future. In 5 years someone might come up with something so revolutionary that will require that address space or maybe even more. God knows, maybe we'll all be living in full HD worlds (sound, music, video, etc) and memory will gome in TB sticks. So to say that >64 bits is unnecessary is to say like IBM did in the early 80's - "who needs personal computers?!?"

Creating a 128-bit or larger processor is a piece of cake anyways. All you have to do is enlargen the instruction size and mingle with the microcode. If I'm not mistaken...
The only reason no one is making these, is because there is no market for them yet.
But if you are starting a new and using a larger address space doesn't seriously hurt performance, then why settle for less? Why not embrace the future right now?

And for those who still can't see the point in 64-bit proccessors, all I've got to say to you is - memory, there is never enough of it.

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