Check out 64bit CLR in action

style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">At my talk today I made the point
that it is super easy to move to 64bit with managed code… By writing in managed
code today you are best prepared for 64 bit in the future. style="mso-spacerun: yes"> In fact our experience is many
applications require NO changes at all (not even a recompile) to run great on
64bit….. If you are doing introp or unsafe code, you will need very minor

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style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Can we put our money where our mouth
is?  Yes! style="mso-spacerun: yes">  If you are at the PDC this week I
encourage you to go down the hands on labs. style="mso-spacerun: yes"> There we have bits plus a whole raft of
64-bit hardware available for folks to play on. We have 15 HPzx IA64 machines, a
16-proc Unisys IA64 machine, and a rack of 8 4-way IA64 machines.

style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">We also have 15 AMD Opteron machines
(no Framework, but they can still do VC++ labs using Whidbey and play w/ 64-bit

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style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Check it out and let me know how if
you can “live the 64 bit dream”…

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Comments (3)

  1. runtime says:

    Now only if we could get Windows to run on 64-bit hardware..

  2. Staffan Gustafsson says:

    Are there any plans for the framework on Opteron?

    And how is the perf of the Itanium compared to the IA32?



  3. Christopher Brown says:

    We definitely plan to support both IA-64 and AMD64 with 32 bit and full 64 bit native frameworks when Whidbey ships. At PDC time, our efforts were serialized and the AMD framework wasn’t quite "baked" enough to give out. By our beta, that will change. On performance: It’s still early and we are still doing performance work so I can’t talk about exact numbers. (BTW, I’m the program manager for the 64 bit runtime, so feel free to drop me a line for more info).