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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64-bit OpenSSL
by TonyB on Thu 22nd Jan 2004 23:41 UTC

You might want to read the article again, OpenSSL 32-bit actually beat OpenSSL 64-bit. The only place 64-bit beat 32-bit was a couple of the MySQL operations.

And while none of these applications seemed to be specially written for 64-bit (I couldn't find any), in many cases they do use 64-bit integers, depending on how the header files worked out. For PostgreSQL (I didn't end up doing benchmarking for that) I actually had problems compiling 32-bit because it kept trying to use 64-bit long long integers. I had to go in an manually edit the header files to get it to compile.

I also went out of my way I think to explain these tests were limited.