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From: Jozef Kosoru <zyzstar@u...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Array 4 MB size limit
On Sat, May 20, 2006 at 20:12:22 +1000, skaller wrote:
> > Sure. Average consumers in 20 years, servers in 15 years and OCaml
> > users in 5 years (remember N-10!).
> 
> I'm not so sure it will happen like that. Look more at:
> 
> Today, newer desktops are all dual core. We've gone from
> 1 processor to 2. How long will it take to get 4?

Yes, but that doesn't change the fact 99% of PCs out there still have a
single core CPU. Besides, adding more cores on the chip is backward
compatible, it isn't the quite same thing as changing the CPU
architecture.
 
> It surely will not be 20 years.

I think the migration from 64-bit to 128-bit architecture will take more
than 20 years. But such things are generally very hard to predict.

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jozef kosoru
http://zyzstar.kosoru.com