[PD] 32-bit or 64-bit xp for PD?
mika.ristimaki at tkk.fi
Wed Apr 16 09:55:05 CEST 2008
Thanks for your help. I also would prefer Linux but the company that
is buying the HW still have a policy about Windows OS. There might be
changes to that in the future but still its just Windows for me.
But I think I will go with the 64-bit XP. I'm quite busy working with
my thesis right now, so I don't think I'll have time to do much fixing
to the 64-bit PD. But I could do some testing work, if you need more
testers. Just let me know how to sign up, and when I get the new
hardware I'll be able to start.
Quoting "B. Bogart" <ben at ekran.org>:
> Hi Mika,
> If the HW seller does not give you an option for whatever OS you want,
> other than "windows preloaded" then don't buy from that seller. At least
> all the good deals on HW up here are found in smaller stores that build
> machines custom to order and will leave it blank if you want.
> I own two AMD64 machines, both running 32bit debian. And running debian
> on another two AMD64's machine at school, also with 32bit sarge. All are
> rock stable for PD. (just for fun here is what TOP says about my PD
> installation: runs 24/7, started on Jan 30th, still running today.)
> 5536 root -7 0 580m 426m 13m S 37.5 21.0 31217:21 pd
> that's about 31,217 hours cpu time for the pd process.
> I suggest you choose a seller than gives you a choice, then choose a
> 32bit OS for now and change it in the future.
> XP or Vista is not a choice.
> Just my advice...
> Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
>> If you are willing to do a bit of work on finishing up the 64-bit
>> support, I highly recommend you get a 64-bit OS. But keep in mind
>> then you will have to fix things, and there will be bugs. But the
>> core of Pd should work fine now with 64-bit, that's been supported
>> for a bit. The problems will mostly be with externals.
>> Basically, 64-bit support is very close to being production ready, we
>> just need some people willing to do the last testing and fixes.
>> On Apr 15, 2008, at 9:02 AM, Mika Ristimäki wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> I'm sure this has been asked before, but searching the archives I
>>> couldn't quite get the answer I was looking for. I am getting a new
>>> desktop computer and my options for OS are 32-bit or 64-bit XP or
>>> 64-bit Vista. Sadly no Linux, so I have to cope with Windows. The CPU
>>> will be Quad-core Intel Xenon 5450.
>>> So my question is what OS (from my options) should I choose for PD. I
>>> use PD for audio algorithm research and testing so I also write lot of
>>> externals. I suppose that with 64-bit OS it is possible to compile
>>> compatible code for 32-bit OSs. What are the main advantages and
>>> disvantages in running PD in 64-bit XP. How about running 32-bit XP in
>>> the processor that has 64-bit architecture?
>>> Thanks for all the help...
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