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- - By Vegan (****) Date 2012-12-16 18:05
In version 5 of TBGEN I am modernizing the code primarily to deal with the old code base. I started with version 4 of TBGEN which is in a different project folder.

There will never be a 32-bit version, the amount of memory required is brutal.

Its possible to use TBGEN for 43 and 44 before the code needs more significant change.

The system requirements are incredibly steep, with 43 being approximately 56x larger than 6 pieces.

The system requirements for 44 are even more esoteric at 55x larger than 43.

At the moment DDR3 sticks seem to be 4 GB for the most part. Slim pickens for 8 GB sticks and nothing for 16 GB sticks.
Parent - - By Nelson Hernandez (Gold) Date 2012-12-17 18:30
What are you talking about?  There are tons of DDR3 8GB sticks on Newegg.  Just one example of dozens:

There are 16GB sticks available for servers.
Parent - - By Vegan (****) Date 2012-12-18 13:57
There are more 8 GB sticks now, but I need larger memory sticks to ever envision doing that set.

I probably will need 512 GB to finish it, let alone the storage needed
Parent - - By Nelson Hernandez (Gold) Date 2012-12-18 14:15
More 8 GB sticks?!  I saw over 60 different types.  Your original comment on their scarcity was way off.

512GB is very doable if you have the cash.  There are server motherboards with 32 slots; with 16GB RAM chips you're there.  Of course, the pricing on that, plus the Server OS, might set you back a bit.

Storage is a totally different problem and the big technical bottleneck.
Parent - By Vegan (****) Date 2013-01-05 22:01
of late 8 GB sticks are now way down in price suggesting supply is now ratcheting up. I saw a local vendor offering them for $40 a stick.

storage is a problem due to the technological limitations, and until somebody has a better idea
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