I'm surprised there is not more interest in this; is it that not many work
with large-ish (10+ gig) databases that need high-end performance?
A 64-bit CPU won't have the 4-gig memory limit that a 32-bit processor will;
even worse, Linux is apparently limited to about a 2-gig process.
SuSe Enterprise Linux supports 512-gigabyte processes with 16 processors.
Imagine 10 gigabyte database all in memory.
Even better, larger file sizes - no more 2-gig files. Max file size is
9-Exabytes ( "9" followed by 18 "0's" ). All the posts I see about people
trying to get around the 2 gig file limit should be really excitied.
I guess I'm just surprised by lack of interest. I've been bugging our CTO
once a week about this, and hopefully should have a server on my desk by mid
summer to late fall.
If you're interested, SuSe has a good PDF on AMD64 and SuSe Enterprise Linux
Anyone have some practical experience with the software and hardware?