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From: Jon Harrop <jon@f...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Re: thousands of CPU cores
On Friday 11 July 2008 07:26:44 Sylvain Le Gall wrote:
> On 10-07-2008, Oliver Bandel <oliver@first.in-berlin.de> wrote:
> > Using multi-processes instead of multi-threads is the
> > usual way on Unix, and it has a lot of advantages.
> > Threads-apologetes often say, threads are the ultimative
> > technology... but processes have the advantage of encapsulation
> > of the wohole environment of the program.
>
> There is also the fact that using multi process allow you to go further
> than the memory limit per process...

Yes.

> (3GB for Linux/

Is that for 32-bit Linux?

> 1GB for Windows)...  

32-bit Windows XP has a 2Gb default process memory limit:

  http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/system/platform/server/PAE/PAEmem.mspx
  http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa366778.aspx

32-bit Windows Server can be increased to 3Gb.

However, any serious power users will already be on 64-bit where these limits 
have been relegated to quaint stories your grandpa will tell you.

-- 
Dr Jon D Harrop, Flying Frog Consultancy Ltd.
http://www.ffconsultancy.com/products/?e