> I'd be very pleased if you could provide me with some information
> about the major plattforms (
I know not, but AFAIK, the PPC620 isn't out yet, and it's supposedly
when the PPC series go 64. Probably not for a while.
Sun's OS is still 32 bit, even though they've had 64bit Sparcs for a
some time now. Third parties (Fujitsu?) have produced 64bit
HP has just launched their PA-8000, which is a 64bit processor. They're
supposedly collaborating with
to create a 64bit, three-dimensional (whatever that means) operating
system. Possibly we'll see a 64bit HP-UX, but to my knowledge there are
no such plans.
Quote:> IRIX, Digital Unix,
Both SGI and Digital have 64bit OSes that run on their machines.
Digital Unix has AFAIK been 64 bit from the start, while IRIX 6 was the
first 64 bit version.
Quote:> and WinNT
Rumours of a 64bit NT in the works, currently the only platform that
makes sense on is the Alpha, so I'd expect Digital to push on for this.
For the record, Linux and NetBSD are 64bit where the processor supports
it (Alpha, MIPS, etc)
Quote:> Filesystem Type (log based or not, ...)
Think most commercial big league Unices use the VxFS, which supports
journalling, and also volume groups/logical volumes type of disk
Quote:> Max. FilesystemSize
> Max. FileSize
HP-UX10 and Solaris in later releases supports large file systems. No
exact numbers, but at least bigger than 4Gb. I'd be surprised if any
modern OS _didn't_ support Tb file system and file size.
Quote:> Max. Virtual Memory Size
32bit OSes like Solaris supports more than 4Gb virtual memory, due to
some tricks that escape my comprehension.
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