64 bit Erlang on Opterons?
Wed Jul 28 09:23:59 CEST 2004
Peter-Henry Mander <erlang@REDACTED> 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.)
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
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