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Getting familiar with 64-bit technology

While factors such as increased memory needs and the emergence of virtualization technologies have helped boost the popularity of 64-bit, there are still many companies that haven't made the migration. Those unfamiliar with 64-bit technology have plenty of questions that need answered before making the move.

  • What are the issues?
  • How should I rate the pros and cons?
  • Most importantly, what does 64-bit really mean?

In this webcast, systems software engineer Gary Olsen provides a detailed introduction to 64-bit technology. Here you'll learn about the key memory issues involved with 64-bit, as well as the decision points to be aware of when looking at X64, X86 and IA64 architectures.

Other key topics covered include:

  • The 32-bit and 64-bit memory models
  • X64 vs. IA64 for applications - Is more always better?
  • "Killer Apps" for 64-bit
  • Why 32-bit can sometimes outperform 64-bit


Gary Olsen Systems Software Engineer, Hewlett-Packard Gary Olsen is a systems software engineer for Hewlett-Packard in Global Solutions Engineering. He authored Windows 2000: Active Directory Design and Deployment and co-authored Windows Server 2003 on HP ProLiant Servers. Gary is a Microsoft MVP for Directory Services and formerly for Windows File Systems.
Intel Corporation
Jun 17, 2008, 09:00 EDT (13:00 GMT)

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