Steve Thompson wrote:
> ... I agree that the 32-bit architecture is a restriction and
> GCG would undoubtedly run faster on a 64-bit system.
The vast majority of the processing in the Wisconsin Package is
character based and as such is not going to benefit from 64bit
addressing or arithmetic. Assuming the problem fits in a 32 bit
address space the best you can expect is parity on a 64bit box with
comparable processing speed as a 32bit box. Almost certainly the 64bit
box will be somewhat slower because of the overhead of 64bit hardware
and larger executables.
This is true in general when comparing 32 to 64 bit. The advantage of
64bit is the larger address space and performance when doing
computations that can't be done intrinsically in 32bits. Generally
Senior Software Engineer
NimbleGen Systems Inc.