better performance with 32 bit ! why?
mgraff at isc.org
Wed Jun 29 15:13:48 UTC 2011
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On 6/29/11 8:19 AM, Eivind Olsen wrote:
> Really? I thought you said the 64 bit server had a CPU with 1.6GHz cores,
> and the 32 bit server had 2.33GHz cores?
Benchmarking on different machine types, even if they are identical
speed, can be affected by any number of issues: ethernet card type,
motherboard chipset, etc. Even features chosen on an identical chipset.
For true comparison, one must run the 32-bit OS on the same hardware
(not just "similar" hardware) to do a direct comparison.
That said, more is not always better. 64-bit means it can move more
memory around faster in certain circumstances, and it can address more
than 4 GB without pulling special hardware tricks. That said, it MUST
move around double the memory in certain operations, like pointers.
BIND 9 uses a fair number of pointers, so often times the overhead
increases faster than the benefit of a larger accessible memory area.
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