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Offline markc

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« on: March 27, 2009, 12:33:15 AM »
Would it be possibel to compile a x86_64 version of TC from scratch?

It it worth trying or would it be impossible?

Also, any chance of adding overflow:auto to the CSS stylesheet for the pre and code areas?

Offline tobiaus

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« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2009, 01:57:08 AM »
Would it be possibel to compile a x86_64 version of TC from scratch?

i think you'd have a 64bit os and a collection of 32bit extensions, or i'm just not using my imagination. would you want to recompile every extension you used?

any chance of adding overflow:auto to the CSS stylesheet for the pre and code areas?

that'd be nice.

Offline ^thehatsrule^

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Re: TC Questions
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2009, 01:14:12 PM »
Topic split.

Also, any chance of adding overflow:auto to the CSS stylesheet for the pre and code areas?
Are you talking about your forum theme?

i think you'd have a 64bit os and a collection of 32bit extensions, or i'm just not using my imagination. [...]
See cross-compilers.

Offline curaga

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Re: TC Questions
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2009, 05:35:53 AM »
To run a 64-bit os with 32-bit userland is easy, and also the current OS X way (might change in Snow Leopard for all I know).

Just compile a 64-bit kernel and modules, boot TC :)

The advantages on the other hand - more registers, ability to use more ram better. The apps themselves would still be limited to 4gb ram as they are 32-bit apps, but the kernel would use all ram efficiently (unlike with PAE which is slow).

I have so far to see anyone running TC with over 4gb of ram, and the couple extra registers hardly make a difference.
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Offline Pick2

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Re: TC Questions
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2009, 06:55:23 AM »
A 64 bit TCL would allow us to run some 64 bit only software.
Stanford's Folding@Home is one !
The client is 32 bit ( just needs the ia32-libs to run on Debian AMD64 ) but the  mpiexec and the computational cores need 64 bit.