$SystemWordLength

$SystemWordLength
gives the effective number of bits in raw machine words on the computer system where the Wolfram System is running.

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  • $SystemWordLength effectively gives the number of bits in memory addresses, or, more specifically, the length of a memory reference pointer.
  • On current computer systems, $SystemWordLength is 32 or 64.

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Show the bit length of raw machine words:

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Introduced in 2007
(6.0)
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