"The initial ARM processors on tablets running Windows 8 will be 32-bit
, but the ARMv8 announcement assures customers that 64-bit processors are on the way," said McCarron.
Microcontroller and touch solutions provider Atmel Corporation (Nasdaq:ATML) announced on Tuesday a new integrated platform of development tools for its community of over 100,000 users of 8- and 32-bit
AVR embedded microcontrollers (MCUs).
* Availability for MATLAB for both Microsoft Windows[R] 32-bit
& 64-bit and Linux 32-bit
& 64-bit; compatability with MATLAB versions 2007a, 2007b and 2008a.
64-bit processors are theoretically capable of accessing 2^64 locations in memory, or 16 exabytes of virtual memory, over 4 billion times that of 32-bit
processors While 64-bit processors obviously remove the virtual memory ceiling inherent to 32-bit
processors, to take advantage of the larger memory addresses in 64-bit processors you must have a 64-bit operating system like Windows Vista x64 Windows Vista x64 imposes a more practical 16TB limit on address space as it is extremely unlikely that you will ever need the full 16-exabyte capacity.
PowerCenter 8 is reportedly available on the following platforms: Windows 32-bit
, Windows on Itanium, Solaris 32-bit
, Solaris 64-bit, Solaris on x64/Opteron, AIX 32-bit
, AIX 64-bit, HP/UX 32-bit
, HP/UX 64-bit/Itanium, SuSe Linux on 64-bit, Redhat Linux 32-bit
, Redhat Linux 64-bit.
More than 4.3 GB of memory (the 32-bit
address limit) can now be addressed, and high-precision or large numbers are processed in 64-bit rather than 32-bit
digit chunks for faster computation.
RISC core now operates at frequencies up to 200 MHz in Virtex-4 FPGAs delivering an impressive 25 percent increase in core performance compared to previous versions.
Available for download at http://www.nvidia.com, NVIDIA ForceWare is designed to provide native performance for both 32-bit
and 64-bit software applications, granting business users the benefit of long-term investment protection as these systems are designed to enable seamless transition from a 32-bit
to 64-bit environment.
This will provide the company's customers with a 32-bit
computing environment which can also support 64-bit operations.
Now the hardware, mostly 32-bit
Intel microprocessors, has to catch up to the 64-bit Unix performance on reduced instruction set computing (RISC) microprocessors.
The company's controllers can run in 32-Bit
and 64-Bit PCI slots.
But AMD claims its strategy will offer users the option of a simpler upgrade to 64-bits which maintains compatibility with the existing x86 32-bit
installed base of applications and operating systems.