Linked by Tony Bourke on Thu 22nd Jan 2004 21:29 UTC
Benchmarks When running tests, installing operating systems, and compiling software for my Ultra 5, I came to the stunning realization that hey, this system is 64-bit, and all of the operating systems I installed on this Ultra 5 (can) run in 64-bit mode.
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by BFG on Thu 22nd Jan 2004 22:18 UTC

It is nice to see the different binary formats when executed on the same system, this gives a good idea about how much overhead their is in 64 bit compiled binaries (vs. 32 bit) and how it effects performance given the same number of registers.