Arithmetic without limitations?

Paul Zimmermann Paul.Zimmermann at
Thu Feb 11 14:43:52 CET 2010

> Besides, one will need lots of swap space for computing with large
> numbers.  That's the natural way; You need to compute with a huge data
> set?  Configure a huge swap area!  4 Gb (which I take as 4 gibibyte) is
> not good for huge computations, and really strangely small for a machine
> with 16 gibibyte RAM.

Agreed. I have asked for more swap on that machine. If/when I get more swap,
I will redo some experiments and report my results here.


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