Over the past two years, a majority of application vendors have added support for a 64-bit version of Windows 7. Information Services has developed a centrally managed 64-bit Windows 7 image, and during the December holiday break all IS-managed labs, including InfoCommons and the Digital Media Commons in Snell Library, will be switched to running this operating system.
The 64-bit version of Windows 7 enables applications to make use of RAM over 4GB, the 32-bit version limit. Graphics-intensive and compute-intensive applications will benefit from this improvement by being able to run faster and support larger data sets.
During this timeframe, Information Services will also make available a 64-bit version of Windows 7 for use by faculty and staff on their office computers.
For more information, please contact the IS Service Desk at x4357 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.