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#ActualjHaskell

Posted 07 February 2014 - 04:38 PM

Yeah, 32 bit windows can only address at maximum something like 3.5 GB of ram.  Frankly, that's not really enough these days, which seems pretty crazy when I think back to my first 486 that came with a 100 MB hard disk and maybe 8 or 16 MB of RAM...

 

And 20 years from now 8-16gb is going to seem like 8 to 16mb.

 

The 486 was also on the order of 50-100mhz, and even cell phones today are not only exceeding 2ghz, but also running 2-4 cores.

 

edit:  And in 20 years 2-4 cores is going to seem pretty small.  Unless a whole new underlying hardware architecture is developed though, it's unlikely we'll see a 2-3 order of magnitude increase in processing speeds, though I wouldn't say it's an impossibility.


#1jHaskell

Posted 07 February 2014 - 04:36 PM

Yeah, 32 bit windows can only address at maximum something like 3.5 GB of ram.  Frankly, that's not really enough these days, which seems pretty crazy when I think back to my first 486 that came with a 100 MB hard disk and maybe 8 or 16 MB of RAM...

 

And 20 years from now 8-16gb is going to seem like 8 to 16mb.

 

The 486 was also on the order of 50-100mhz, and even cell phones today are not only exceeding 2ghz, but also running 2-4 cores.


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