In this video from the 2009 SharePoint Technology Conference in Boston, consultant Todd Klindt advises solutions providers to adopt 64-bit processors over 32-bit in preparation for SharePoint 2010.
Read the full transcript from this video below:
Preparing for 64-bit in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2010
Todd Klindt: I've been telling IT pros for a while now, they need to embrace 64-bit. It's not like it was two or three years ago, when you couldn't get drivers and things didn't work very well; it's all pretty mature now, so they need to start embracing it now. Because when the new version of SharePoint comes out in 2010, when the betas come out, people are going to want to jump in and get onto it right away. That one had 64-bit environments there, 64-bit virtualization there, so they can just jump right in and start playing with it.
There are other applications that are in use now that are also going to benefit from larger memory spaces, more threads, processors, things like that. I think if they don't plan ahead, it's going to probably bite them, but I've been doing everything I can to mitigate that and get them prepared.