Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Jan 2011 22:09 UTC
Windows And this is part two of the story: Microsoft has just confirmed the next version of Windows NT (referring to it as NT for clarity's sake) will be available for ARM - or more specifically, SoCs from NVIDIA, Qualcomm, and Texas Instruments. Also announced today at CES is Microsoft Office for ARM. Both Windows NT and Microsoft Office were shown running on ARM during a press conference for the fact at CES in Las Vegas.
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RE[3]: enough bits?
by Neolander on Thu 6th Jan 2011 13:14 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: enough bits?"
Neolander
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PAE allows you to have more than 4 GB of addressable physical memory, but you can only map them in a 32-bit address space*. A single process thus still cannot hold more than 4 GB of data easily.

PAE is just fine for running lots of small processes on a big machine, as an example if you're running lots of small virtual machines on a server. But for the power-hungry desktop user who wants to crunch terabytes of data in some video editing software, on the other hand, I don't think it'll ever be that useful. Except if we start coding multi-process video editing software, but since developers already have issues with multiple threads I don't see this happening soon...

* AMD64 Vol2, r3.15 (11/2009), p120

Edited 2011-01-06 13:16 UTC

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