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2^64 bytes is enough for any human

2^64 bytes is enough for any human

Posted Apr 15, 2004 18:26 UTC (Thu) by tjc (guest, #137)
In reply to: 2^64 bytes is enough for any human by zooko
Parent article: The Grumpy Editor goes 64-bit

Suppose you had some kind of memory storage device which could store 1 gigabyte in a 1 millimeter by 1 millimeter square. Then your whole system would occupy a field 130 meters by 130 meters. Or you could go 3-D -- suppose you have a 1 GB device 1 millimeter by 1 millimeter by 1 millimeter.

And just think how long it would take for the POST to count all that! :-) You'd need a pretty fast CPU too..


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2^64 bytes is enough for any human

Posted Apr 16, 2004 3:29 UTC (Fri) by wolfrider (guest, #3105) [Link]

--To blazes with the POST; you'd basically have to check that much memory on-the-fly (before malloc returns) and/or in the background.


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