[GRASS-user] 32 bit OS .. 64 bit OS

Glynn Clements glynn at gclements.plus.com
Fri Aug 3 03:48:52 EDT 2007


> GRASS GIS on 64 bit OS, is good news, but is the
> progress
> only in the 64 bit GRASS version ??
> What are the differences (advantages) for shifting to
> the 64 Bit OS. I do not have ready access to any 64
> bit OS system. The latest (is there any) 32 bit OS
> is this not equivalent to 64 bit GRASS ??

The only differences between running GRASS on a 32- or 64-bit OS are
those provided by the OS, e.g. the ability to use more than 4GiB of
memory for a single process, or the ability to read files larger than
2GiB using ANSI stdio functions.

Glynn Clements <glynn at gclements.plus.com>

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