• Subject: Re: Temporary Addresses - What causes them to be used up?
  • From: Larry Bolhuis <lbolhui@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2000 16:28:58 -0500
  • Organization: Arbor Solutions, Inc

> > That is what they said about 640K and Dos, And 2 to the 48th on the
> > SYS/38 :)

Yes they did but look at the numbers.  The first IBM PC (with PC1 MB) had a 16K
RAM base which was already 2.5% of the 640K architected max.  Even that board
which was soon replaced with one that held 4 times as much, could hold 10% of 
the
max.   Now doesn't it seem that the claim that 'nobody would need more than 
640K'
when the system base was already 2.5% was a little weak?

Contrast that with the 64 bit number: 18,446,744,073,709,551,616 of which the
AS/400's current MAXIMUM DASD (Not memory) is a mere 0.0000216%!! That's a 
pretty
significant difference I'd think!

 - Larry

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