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Subject: Re: is the

Author: David Eppstein

Date: 07:14:08 07/30/98

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On July 29, 1998 at 23:54:33, Roberto Waldteufel wrote:
>Well, here's the big question. I spent a lot of money on a fast PC with 64MB of
>RAM for the main purpose of developing a chess program. I specially had a 64 MB
>machine rather than 32, which was standard, because I wanted to use at least
>40MB for hash tables, maybe more. Now I get all this terrible swapping. ...
>So how can I load and execute a program entirely in RAM, with all its data
>in RAM, with no disk access, no multitaskink, no fancy bells or whistles, just
>maximum speed and efficiency? Is there an operating system that allows this?

I realize this is not a helpful answer to you, but the MacOS will do this if you
disable virtual memory.  I've run programs that malloc as much as 120MB (my Macs
have 144 and 160MB memories) without any thrashing at startup (or later).

Other people in this thread have suggested NT, maybe Linux would also work.
I suspect the correct answer to your question is "anything but Windows 95".

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