64-bit computing is the next big wave in computing, entire operating systems have long been 64-bit enabled. But programming languages and applications are only starting to take advantage of this paradigm. Andrew Low takes a look at 64-bit computing in the context of the Java language its performance implications. Read Andrew's post on 'Java Performance in 64-bit land' http://www.lowtek.ca/roo/2008/java-performance-in-64bit-land/