Thursday, February 4, 2010
Upgrading computing power (32 to 64 )bit processor
The main advantage of upgrading to 64 bit processor is you double the processing power. A computer works on a bit and bite format or binary. A bite in binary notation can be represented as a 1 or 0. The computer stores data in a series of 1 and 0 such as 10110101 and that how computations are made. A 32 bit processor can represent number from 0 to 4,294,967,295 while a 64 bit processor can can represent numbers from 0 to 18,446,744,073,709,551,615. The bottom line is, the 64 bit processor is must more efficient and faster when doing computation on small and large complex problem.
Companies that have large database and process 1000 of transactions can really benefit from upgrading to a 64 bit processor and operating system. The new 64 bit processor Athlon is backward compatible where you can run 32 bit operating system and software programs. 32 bit O.S. and programs are not designed to take advantage of the extra processing power so you will see little benefit.
The following Windows software will run on X64 bit platform: Exchange, SQL database, Virtual Server 2005 R2, SharePoint 2007, Windows 2008 and XP. If you are using these platforms, it is well worth it to upgrade. The speed and performance increase are fantastic!