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Date: 2008-07-15 (16:01)
From: Kuba Ober <ober.14@o...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Re: thousands of CPU cores
On Friday 11 July 2008, Sylvain Le Gall wrote:
> On 11-07-2008, Jon Harrop <> wrote:
> > On Friday 11 July 2008 07:26:44 Sylvain Le Gall wrote:
> >> On 10-07-2008, Oliver Bandel <> wrote:
> >
> > 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.
> As you cannot ignore people running on Windows, you cannot ignore people
> running on older hardware.
> If you plan to program a big DB that will use more than 3GB on 32 bits
> hardware, you should take care of this memory limit and consider
> splitting your application into several process...

Re-mapping stuff into and out of virtual memory space is relatively trivial
and doesn't require multiple processes. Multiple processes only give you
the advantage of having all this memory mapped at once, split across
processes though. So it may or may not be an actual improvement, depending
on the application...

Cheers, Kuba