David Southwell wrote: > Hi every one > > My understanding is that one uses the amd64 for building a kernel for systems > with Intel Quad Core processors. > > It is helpful when naming conventions follow a logical strand. I mean why > does > freebsd use a single manufacturer's name to represent a genre? > > David > > _______________________________________________ > email@example.com mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org" > One would use the amd64 version of FreeBSD on 64-bit platforms (apart from the itanium platforms). the amd64 or x86-64 instuction set has been designed by amd, which called it amd64. Intel implemented amd's design in their EM64T or "Intel 64" instruction set, which is compatible with amd's implementation(mostly IS amd's implementation). As such, amd64 is as valid a platform name as IA64(or Itanium) is.
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