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FSIS on 64-bit Win 2008 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Are there any performance gains from running FSIS in 64-bit Windows 2008 vs 32-bit?  I understand the Java bits still run in the 32-bit JVM, but I wonder whether the search or index processes benefit at all from the 64-bit platform.

    Monday, September 20, 2010 6:29 PM

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  • The benefit is that a 64bit OS can handle more than 4gb ram (without enterprise edition of the OS). With added memory and multicpu/core you can run more 32bit processes on the machine, compared to a 32bit OS. Eg., you can run more docprocs without running out of resources.

    So, to your question, there is no direct benefit on performance, as the FSIS processes all run in 32bit. But with todays hardware you can utilize all of it better with a 64bit OS.

    I would recommend running 2008R2, as it's the latest OS with the newest OS core. It's the server release of Windows7.

    Regards,


    Search Enthusiast - MCTS SharePoint/WCF4/ASP.Net4
    http://techmikael.blogspot.com/ - http://www.comperio.no/
    Saturday, September 25, 2010 6:09 PM
  • Hi,

    Running the ESP components of FSIS (which are 32-bit) on 64-bit HW will allow the individual processes to be assigned more memory compared to running on a 32-bit OS.

    In addition, the new tools (IMS and CTS) are 64-bit only.

    Thanks,

    Kjetil

    Wednesday, September 29, 2010 8:32 AM