Re: using more than 2 GB as a ram disk
H. Peter Anvin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
2 Feb 1999 00:52:14 GMT
Followup to: <email@example.com>
By author: Cameron Simpson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
> ASIC people too, and they really do want it as generic buffers.
> Here (my workplace, not zip) we're readily getting into ASIC simulation work
> which wants buckets of memory. Intel boxes are cheap CPU and if/when our
> design tools get ported to Linux we would probably be very happy to have
> 2G+ of RAM.
> Of course, that only gets us to 4G. It may be that when we get well
> over 2G we'll want to step straight to a 64bit platform (like the
> Ultras we're running now anyway).
No, you can never get to 4 GB -- in fact, getting more than 2 GB is
probably impossible for you.
You probably want to go 64-bit, like UltraSPARC or Alpha.
"Linux is a very complete and sophisticated operating system. There
are, and will be, large numbers of applications available for it."
-- Paul Maritz, Group Vice President for Platforms And Applications,
Microsoft Corporation [Reference at: http://www.kernel.org/~hpa/ms.html]
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