[Openmcl-devel] OpenMCL for x86 OS X

David Steuber david at david-steuber.com
Fri May 11 08:26:07 PDT 2007

On May 10, 2007, at 11:00 PM, Andrew Shalit wrote:

> The Core 2 Duo is a 64-bit cpu.  The Core Duo in the original  
> MacBook Pro is a 32-bit machine.
> See http://www.intel.com/pressroom/archive/releases/20060727comp.htm
> I'm writing this to you on a 64-bit laptop, and apparently you're  
> reading it on one, too.  Congrats!
> (And yes, OpenMCL runs great on it.)

OK, I put this to the ultimate test.  I really wasn't believing what  
I was reading because Apple was not going out of their way to scream,  
"64 bit!" like they did with the G5.  But...

david at Jupiter.local:~
$ openmcl64
Welcome to OpenMCL Version 1.1-pre-070408 (DarwinX8664)!
? most-positive-fixnum
? (room)
Approximately 33,292,288 bytes of memory can be allocated
before the next full GC is triggered.

                    Total Size             Free                 Used
Lisp Heap:       47710208 (46592K)   33292288 (32512K)   14417920  
Stacks:          11426144 (11158K)   11421976 (11154K)       4168 (4K)
Static:           1511664 (1476K)           0 (0K)        1511664  
506834.500 MB reserved for heap expansion.

The proof is in the running.  WOW!

Let's see how well this works with Emacs + SLIME.

Good job, Gary & Co!

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