Problem in checking machine architecture
tajudd at gmail.com
Sat Jul 19 06:17:04 UTC 2008
Eitan Shefi wrote:
> I have a host with FreeBSD 7.0-RELEASE (64 bit) installed.
> How do I check the host's architecture ?
> When I run: "uname -m"
> the output is: "amd64"
> When I run: "sysctl -a | less"
> and search for: "CPU"
> I see that:
> "hw.model: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU 5140 @ 2.33GHz
> hw.machine_arch: amd64"
> So, is this host's architecture is:
> Intel or AMD
> I'm confused about it.
> Can someone help ?
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Just like AMD made i686 processors. What's the "I" stand for?
Intel came out with the 8086-686 class processors first, and AMD picked
up that architecture. AMD came out with 64-bit architecture first so
the platform is commonly referred to as amd64.
Does this help?
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