Software Maker Uses 64-Bit Platform to Enhance Connectivity Application
Organizations around the globe use Exceed, an application made by Hummingbird to help its users run UNIX-based applications with Microsoft Windows-based workstations. For the new version of Exceed, Hummingbird wanted to enhance the software's performance by using new 64-bit computing technology - but without risking its customers' investments in 32-bit systems. Hummingbird decided to port Exceed to Microsoft Windows XP Professional 64-Bit Edition. Tests show that Exceed, running on the 64-bit desktop operating system, performs at least 25 percent faster on complex rendering tasks. By basing Exceed on the 64-bit Windows platform, which is backward-compatible with 32-bit applications, Hummingbird customers can migrate to a more powerful computing environment while protecting their existing IT investments.