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64bit os's
by ideasman42 on Mon 24th Aug 2009 15:43 UTC
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Something many people ignore with a 32bit vs 64bit os's.

Even though the OS may be able to use more then 2gig or memory (2-8gig or so)

The applications still limited to 2gig. (since each pointer is 32bit)

I have ran into this a number of times when dealing with large 3D datasets and compositing high resolution HDR images on linux before I used a 64bit system.

Edited 2009-08-24 15:48 UTC

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