Friday, April 14, 2006

MS: Moves to x64 Version of Windows Moves to x64 Version of Windows
In March 2004, approximately one year in advance of the official release of Microsoft® Windows Server™ 2003 x64 Edition, decided to evaluate the benefits of implementing servers built on the x64-based hardware platform by running prerelease versions of that operating system on production Web servers. By April 2005, 100 percent of the production Web servers for were running on the x64-based hardware and operating system platforms.
The resulting platform upgrade to the x64 version of Windows has drastically increased the mean time between application and Web service recycling for Web servers, thereby increasing the overall site availability. More impressively, the CPU load on the servers decreased by 50 percent, and page response times for some applications are up to fifteen times faster.

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