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Name: Just how large is a 64-bit address?
ID: m13082
Language: English (en)
Summary: For decades we've used 16-bit and 32-bit computers. Now 64-bit computers are becoming affordable. This module makes clear the enormous increase in memory addressing capability of 64-bit addresses by comparing the physical sizes of familiar objects.
Subject: Science and Technology
Keywords: 64 bits, address size, memory address
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

Authors: Rick Simpson (rsimpson@alumni.rice.edu)
Copyright Holders: Rick Simpson (rsimpson@alumni.rice.edu)
Maintainers: Rick Simpson (rsimpson@alumni.rice.edu)

Latest version: 1.2 (history)
First publication date: Oct 12, 2005 5:04 am -0500
Last revision to module: Oct 28, 2010 10:16 am -0500

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Version History

Version: 1.2 Oct 28, 2010 10:16 am -0500 by Rick Simpson
Changes:
Fixed typographical errors.  Updated price for consumer 64-bit workstation to late 2010 value (was late 2005).

Version: 1.1 Oct 21, 2005 10:59 pm -0500 by Rick Simpson
Changes:
Initial version.

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