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Report #:  6566   Status: Open
64-bit InterBase?
Project:  InterBase Build #:  7.1.0.180
Version:    7.1 Submitted By:   Thomas Wilk
Report Type:  New Feature Request Date Reported:  12/5/2003 8:16:39 PM
Severity:    Serious / Highly visible problem Last Updated: 3/20/2012 2:24:39 AM
Platform:    Not OS or platform specific Internal Tracking #:   240578
Resolution: None (Resolution Comments) Resolved in Build: : None
Duplicate of:  None
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Overall Rating: (3 Total Ratings)
4.67 out of 5
Total Votes: 18
Description
We are interested in moving to a 64-bit platform for our database server.   When will InterBase be available for Opteron 64, Athlon64, Itanium and PowerPC chipsets?
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Dan Palley at 3/21/2005 11:57:27 AM -
At a minimum, having a 64-bit client (GDS32.DLL) would at least allow 64-bit apps to talk to a 32-bit server.  Hopefully, the client could be done as a first step.

Craig Stuntz at 3/28/2008 10:04:27 AM -

I agree the client is needed right away. IB is really crippled on 64 bit systems without it, since no 64 bit app can ever connect to IB with a 32 bit client.


Any app which is 64 bits (e.g., Crystal Reports 64 bit, any 64 bit app you write, anything running in Explorer) cannot connect to IB. At all.


Delphi for .NET apps run as 64 bit on Win64 whenever they don't contain / depend on unmanaged code. Since D2005, anyway:

http://groups.google.com/group/borland.public.delphi.non-technical/msg/98a391799e90e5f7?dmode=source


VCL for .NET is 32 bit only. But web apps will float up to 64 bit transparently. If you then try to dynamically load the IB client, it will fail.

Kjell Ljungqvist at 3/28/2008 1:48:28 PM -
A 64-bit server which would remove the 2 GB memory barrier would be our primary interest.

Bill Todd at 3/28/2008 5:34:35 PM -
The number of customers with databases larger than 10 gigabytes is growing. There are also customers who support multiple concurrently accessed databases on a single IB server. Whether they are right or wrong thesed customers all believe that they can get better performance with a larger cache size and the cache size is constrained by the 2 gigabyte memory limit.

Like it or not, 64 bit support is a checklist item for many people that are evaluating databases. If IB does not have it IB will not be considered.

You cannot connect to IB on a 64 bit platform from a 64 bit app. This will become a bigger issue when Win 2008 ships.

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