Current 64-bit Insider Newsletter

Folks have been asking for a location to download the 64-bit Insider Newsletter I once put together. Well, it had been in several locations over the years. While still considering to review the existing documents, here’s a link to the current documents. Please be aware that things, especially Visual Studio, have changed since the time…


Microsoft Virtualization launch

Mark your calendars, September 8th in Bellevue, WA. If you are in the area, don’t miss this opportunity! Microsoft will launch "Microsoft Virtualization". While others build pieces of the puzzle, Microsoft is able to provide the whole picture! Sign up and join. You won’t regret it. Later you can tell your grandchildren, "And I was…


Windows, Memory and the limits to it

First of all, no matter how much memory you put into your system, it ain’t enough. And this is true for all or at least most of the operating systems. Earlier this week Mark Russinovich wrote a blog post about "Pushing the Limits of Windows: Physical Memory." Needless to say, it is another great writeup…


Executing 32-bit Application in 64-bit

Back on May 1st, 2004 I posted about 32-bit apps on 64-bit Windows and added some links to the post. Today, Thursday, July 24, 2008 12:02 PM, Jim left the comment  "It would be nice if the links to the references were valid." Well, I would not expect many of the links to work anymore…


The 64-bit Tipping Point

Intel recently (re-) published a somewhat old document from the 2004’s, "The 64-bit Tipping Point". It has been slightly updated and is definitely worth reading if you are still considering to move to a 64-bit application model. The document compares the Itanium architecture to EM64T the prevalent processor architecture aka. x64. Further benefits of 64-bit…


What is Windows Server 2008 like anyways?

You don’t want to miss the new When I saw the internal announcement I thought: "Well, a robot. Ok, so what’s new?" I was about to bitch about it. Good I waited. Pretty agile boy the new Windows Server 2008. Best thing: That’s him … or it … or … whatever. Cool videos highlighting…


Installing Vista on a MacBook Air

Unable to resist I got myself a shiny, slim new MacBook Air (MBA). While I am used to Mac OS X, I wanted it to run Vista so I can also take it to work. My MBA has a 1.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo and a 64GB solid state drive and I bought a…


Virtualization Starter

TechRepublic published an article about the” 10 things you should know about virtualization.” If you are new to the whole virtualization thing, it will certainly get you started. The author, Debra Littlejohn Shinder, is right, “Virtualization is a huge topic, and this article is only meant to provide an overview of your options.” She briefly…


What have Visual Studio and Barcelona in common?

On one of our internal HPC aliases an evangelist from Japan asked whether Visual Studio 2008 (VS) can optimize code for Barcelona. Barcelona as in the AMD processor, not the beautiful city of Gaudi in Catalonia, Spain. Important question especially for high performance applications where you want to squeeze every bit of perf. out of…


Inside Intel’s Silverthorne ultramobile CPU

ars technica published an excellent summary of the features and capabilities of the new Intel ultramobile CPU. While tiny in size, it is a full blown 64-bit processor.