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On Wed, Aug 20, 2003 at 04:48:13PM -0700, Tim Bray wrote:
> Michael Fuller wrote:
> > It's what, 10 years since the DEC released the 64-bit Alpha;
> > the 64-bit Sun SPARC processors are 5+, at the least.
> > 64-bit computing is mature, main-stream technology.
> Doesn't seem to be really there in linux-land yet, as far as I can tell. 
>   I'd be delighted to hear differently though. -Tim

  Hum, let's see. I think the alpha port works since 95, the sparc 64
has been around since 96 too, and as far as I can tell we also reliably use
the following 64 bits architectures:
    - Intel Itanium
    - AMD Opteron
    - PPC 64bits
    - S390 mainframe 64 bit mode
  So I count at least 6 supported 64 bits CPU. I think there is also 
Mips 64bits but I never had a chance to play with it myself, linux support
is available for them too I think.
  The main problem is more general availability and price of those
platform (though the AMD opteron boxes available around seems okay).

  So I really wonder what made you think Linux ain't really there. Actually
Linux tends to be the first OS ported to new (64 bits) chips those days.


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