[linux-audio-user] AMD64 with Linux audio applications?

ix at replic.net ix at replic.net
Mon Mar 21 23:52:59 EST 2005

> How do most of these audio applications behave in 64bit mode? If you
> have applications that are running in a 32bit chroot can they
> communicate with other applications in 64bit mode? Lets say you have
> jackd and rosegarden running in 64bit mode. Can I connect to lets say
> Fluidsynth or ZynaddSubFX in a 32bit chroot? 

everything ive tried so far behaves fine, except for pd, and i think that shouldnt be much longer..

> I also wonder about price/performance ratio and ease of administration.
> Ignoring the fact that it make take a little extra work to get
> everything to run smoothly do you find that the performace is worth the
> price of x86-64 compared to say athlon xp? Is there a big boost in

the lower end of amd64 line is fast and cheap, same as always for amd..you wll get a significant performance improvement in 64bit mode due to the extra general purpose registers, even before factoring in gains due to sse2 vectorization, etc.. 

worst i had to do was change a few longs to ints, and add -fPIC here and there..it shouldnt affect anything on your list however..

> performance in most audio applications. I most frequently use csound,
> rosegarden, Fluidsynth, Lilypond, and audacity.
> Thanks,
> Jeremiah

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