64 bit Erlang on Opterons?

Kostis Sagonas <>
Wed Jul 28 09:23:59 CEST 2004


Peter-Henry Mander <> wrote:
 >
 > I've a dual AMD Opteron machine at my disposal, and I wonder if Erlang
 > compiled from source will be able to take advantage of its 64 bit
 > capability. I suspect that HiPE is not (yet) capable of using it, but
 > will the virtual machine be 64 bit, and how do I verify it is actually
 > working with 64 bits?

Actually, HiPE *is* available for AMD64 machines. (We have not
advertized this much since we have been quite busy lately.)

Get the

	otp-20040705-1407.tar.gz

snapshot from 

	http://www.it.uu.se/research/group/hipe/snapshots/

compile it, and you will see something like:

	Erlang (BEAM) emulator version 5.4 [64-bit] [source] [hipe]

when you start the system. We are not aware of any problems in the port.

A paper describing the internals of the port, titled "HiPE on AMD64",
will be presented at this year's ACM Erlang Workshop and is available
at:

	http://user.it.uu.se/~kostis/Papers/amd64.pdf

Enjoy!
Kostis.




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