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Re: Indy 64 or 32 bit?

To: Brandon Barker <bebarker@meginc.com>
Subject: Re: Indy 64 or 32 bit?
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@oss.sgi.com>
Date: Tue, 7 Aug 2001 16:42:49 +0200
Cc: "linux-mips@oss.sgi.com" <linux-mips@oss.sgi.com>
In-reply-to: <01080623471400.01828@linux>; from bebarker@meginc.com on Mon, Aug 06, 2001 at 11:47:36PM -0400
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On Mon, Aug 06, 2001 at 11:47:36PM -0400, Brandon Barker wrote:

> I will be purchasing 2 SGI Indy R5000 models from reputable.com, and was 
> curious if these are 64 bit systems or 32 bit systems (for that matter, are 
> all/any Indys 32 or 64 bit systems).  My guess is 64 because I wiould think 
> IRIX has been 64 for quite some time, but was curious.  I use Linux on x86 
> but will probably use IRIX for a few weeks on the Indy's until I become 
> familiar enough with the machines to try installing Linux.  BTW, does gcc 
> work on IRIX?

By hardwareware it's a 64-bit system - like all SGI systems we support.
The kernel is just a 32-bit one though which is a reasonable compromise
for these systems.

  Ralf

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