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 MJ on Sat 24th Jan 2004 03:07 UTC

However, I still got the impression that you mean 64-bit address implied more cache misses. But I am glad you clarified your statement.

Yeah, that original statement was not particularly clear. But you also made a lot of good points, where I was required to go, "oh crap, I was wrong...how do I salvage something correct from this..." but in the end I think we both managed to come to some concensus about that.

I am glad we had a good discussion here. It is seldom that a good discussion happens here at OSNews. Many seem to turn into a flamewar at the blink of an eye.

Hehe...me too. Some people take these sorts of things awfully personally, but I'm glad neither one of us seemed to. Hopefully the rest of Tony's articles will provide equally engaging material to discuss.