We are building robust webserver (specs below). Would the 64 bit version or 32 bit version be a better choice to run on the box? Would any speed gains even be noticable or would limitations of general network connectivity make the differences moot?
I have loaded the 64 bit vesion on the box for testing and all the hardware seems to be recognized. What would the advantages be of using this version as opposed to the 32 bit?
Opteron 252 x2
Tyan S2881 motherboard
4 gigs ocz ecc ram PC 3200
adaptec scsi raid 2130slp-r
Seagate 73gig 15k rpm SCSI drives (3 in a raid array)
Maxtor 320 gig SATA drive (as a backup dump)