leonid2392011-07-28 23:42:42
leonid239, 2011-07-28 23:42:42

64 or 32 bit architecture?

There was a question on the choice of architecture for the server: 32 or 64 bits. Esteemed here this topic , but something there anything sensible did not find. The Internet is mostly reviews for Windows.

So, the server will have Debian 6, 8 GB of RAM and Core i7. As far as I know, Debian doesn't suffer from the problem of understanding more than 4 GB of RAM, so the choice between 32 and 64 bits remains. The server will be used for medium traffic sites with forum engines.

Please help me choose. Thank you.

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sadyjka, 2011-07-29

64 bit imho. Then it will be easier to upgrade the server.
And in general, why did such a question arise? I think for the server 64 should be the rule.

Napseg, 2011-07-29

64 bits is better + spend another 2 thousand rubles and install 16 gigs. Memory is never enough.

Vladislav, 2011-07-28

64 bits if you want to use more than 4GB of memory normally.

ultimate_darkness, 2011-07-29

Despite the fact that PAE allows you to address up to 64GB of memory in 32-bit mode, there is still a limit of 4GB of memory per process (may be relevant, for example, for a database server). Although, in this case, this is unlikely to be a limitation. However, I don't think that 32 bits will give any advantages over 64 bits, so at the moment it makes no sense to raise a 32 bit server if it is not required for some specific applications.

Vlad Zhivotnev, 2011-07-29

Commentators above have not heard about PAE xD
Topikstarter - set x64, packages are more optimized for i7.
x32 - save memory, x64 - save CPU. And on your EQ4, you have to save disk IO. So it's better to care about IO, not bitness.

Danila, 2011-07-29

Of course x64 is better, as Napseg said "there is no such thing as too much memory". So put 64 and it will be possible to add RAM, and the server should have much more than 4 gigs, I'm afraid 4 is not enough

Anatoly, 2011-07-29

"As far as I know, Debian doesn't suffer from the problem of understanding more than 4 GB of RAM"
Everyone suffers from this problem, it's not about the axis, it's about addressing, addresses above 3.2 GB go beyond 32 bits.

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