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Mikrotik Router Os for 64 bit processor

Sun Sep 16, 2007 11:21 am

Is there any version of Mikrotik for 64 bit processor ?? I have a 64 bit machine but it is not support mikrotik router os. Does anybody can give me solution about it ??

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Re: Mikrotik Router Os for 64 bit processor

Sun Sep 16, 2007 5:16 pm

Mikrotik is not 64bit.

If your CPU supports x86 instructions too, it should work.
 
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Re: Mikrotik Router Os for 64 bit processor

Sun Sep 16, 2007 11:49 pm

64 bits operations are useless in router enviroments
 
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Re: Mikrotik Router Os for 64 bit processor

Mon Sep 17, 2007 10:26 am

Interesting statement:

Care to expand on that?
Any specific reasons?
 
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Re: Mikrotik Router Os for 64 bit processor

Tue Sep 18, 2007 10:53 pm

I think nowires wants to say that you could probably see _no_ benefit from 64bit processor versus comparable or at least very close 32 bit processor.
Right now, apart from very few specific tasks, i see no reason why a pIII should not face onorably just about any issue you could have on a router.
 
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Re: Mikrotik Router Os for 64 bit processor

Wed Sep 19, 2007 5:40 am

You could probably run a router on a 16bit cpu :P

you don't need big float operations on a router to actually need 64bit.
 
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Re: Mikrotik Router Os for 64 bit processor

Wed Sep 19, 2007 12:03 pm

Interesting stuff. There's some good wikipedia articles

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/64-bit
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Streaming_SIMD_Extensions
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SIMD

and though you're right most of the motivation for CPU vendors making 64bit is floating point, vector operations, there are some additions that might help including integer operations, thread management, bitwise operations, cache and memory management.
SIMD (single instruction, multiple data) is one area.
Personally, I don't know whether it would help. I'm not a coder.

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Re: Mikrotik Router Os for 64 bit processor

Wed Sep 19, 2007 2:30 pm

I think the more precise question should be 32bit Linux kernel vs. 64bit Linux kernel

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