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64-Bit Linux, Is It Time?

Sep 12, 2008, 01:32 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeff Anderson)

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"Another big advantage of x86-64 is the inclusion of SSE and SSE2 into the core instruction set. This means that every 64-bit capable x86 processor will feature SSE and SSE2, and that compilers can make use of those extensions. Software that can take advantage of these instructions can get a large performance benefit if these instructions are used."

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