64 bit Architectures in EcosimPro and PROOSIS

The next versions of EcosimPro and PROOSIS to be released at the end of the year have been designed for the first time for 64 bit technology. This change affects both the main program as well as the various simulation platforms. From the practical standpoint, the user will be able to install the program in 32 or 64 bits.

Moreover, he can choose between a set of simulation platforms that add new ones to the existing ones and which include 64-bit support for users of Visual Studio 2010 and 2013 compilers.

Changing to 64 bits is justified because it permits creating large simulation models that could not be handled before. In the new 64-bit architectures, the memory and register directories are expanded from 32 to 64 bits. In terms of programming, this will provide more memory for programs, since the addressable memory capacity with 64 bits is significantly larger than in 32 bits.

Another improvement of this architecture is the new 64-bit integer management, which speeds up a number of operations. In terms of how the operating system manages it, 64-bit programs can forgo on the compatibility layer used by 32-bit programs, so the operating system makes better use of resources.