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Subject: Re: is the

Author: Komputer Korner

Date: 05:16:39 07/31/98

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On July 30, 1998 at 10:14:08, David Eppstein wrote:

>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".

Win 95 is not the culprit. Too little RAM is. For chess programs, users need at
least 128 Mb of RAM so that they can have 64 Mb hash tables with no problems.
Komputer Korner

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