Getting familiar with 64-bit technology

In this webcast, systems software engineer Gary Olsen provides a detailed introduction to 64-bit technology. Here you'll learn about the key memory issues involved with 64-bit, as well as the decision points to be aware of when looking at X64, X86 and IA64 architectures.

 

While factors such as increased memory needs and the emergence of virtualization technologies have helped boost the popularity of 64-bit, there are still many companies that haven't made the migration. Those unfamiliar with 64-bit technology have plenty of questions that need to be answered before making the move. What are the issues? How should I rate the pros and cons? Most importantly, what does 64-bit really mean?


In this webcast, systems software engineer Gary Olsen provides a detailed introduction to 64-bit technology. Learn about the key memory issues involved with 64-bit, as well as the decision points to be aware of when looking at X64, X86 and IA64 architectures.

Other key topics covered include:

  • The 32-bit and 64-bit memory models
  • X64 vs. IA64 for applications - Is more always better?
  • "Killer Apps" for 64-bit
  • Why 32-bit can sometimes outperform 64-bit

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This was first published in June 2008

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