On Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 4:41 PM, David Todd <hdt...@gmail.com> wrote:
> GM, Peter,
> Typo ... Xorg.
> Yes, I've tried several aarch64 versions on the RPi-3 and timed performance 
> against the 32-bit versions, and the 32-bit versions substantially 
> out-perform the 64-bit.  I keep hoping the 64-bit versions will get faster, 
> but I'm not so sure any more.

Well it's got 1Gb of RAM and is a constrained platform, it's not
really around the "64 bit versions" but rather the hardware, it's
constrained and not really aimed at 64 bit, you basically just lose
RAM etc due to the 64 bit for no material gain (you'd need over ~4gb
RAM for that)

> Mostly I wanted to do some ARM8 assembler to learn the architecture and test 
> some algorithms that I hoped would leverage ARM8's architecture to improve 
> performance.  The excursions into 64-bit SUSE and Fedora are educational 
> diversions, as I try to find a 64-bit version that is stable and performs 
> reasonably well as an OS platform for my testing.  So far, I've spent more 
> time on my diversions than on my algorithms.  :-)

So I'd run a minimal install without a GUI and then ssh into it.
Fedora on aarch64 performs pretty well in a number of use cases but
it's a $35 piece of HW... basically you get what you pay for.

Either way this is _WAY_ off topic of this thead
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