Subject: Re: making Lisp faster by giving it 40 more bits
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: Thu, 03 Jun 2004 22:06:10 -0500
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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Duane Rettig  <> wrote:
| ... nor must one populate a 64-bit machine with the many
| terabytes of ram that theoretically be put onto it (if the
| manufactureres were even to allow such a thing).

True, although it's interesting to note that at least *some* systems
can now be bought with multi-terabytes of memory:

    SGI Altix 3000 servers... [can run] a single Linux OS image
    with 256 Intel Itanium 2 processors and up to 4TB of memory.

[And, yes, that is a single cache-coherent address space across
all 256 CPUs...]


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