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Re: [SLE] IA-64
  • From: Anders Johansson <andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 27 May 2006 18:29:05 +0200
  • Message-id: <200605271829.05096.andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Saturday 27 May 2006 18:21, suse@xxxxxx wrote:
> I had the same thought as Carl... x86_64 vs. ia64.
>
> x86_64 (sometimes called AMD64) is AMD's 64bit extension to ix86.
>
> ia64 is only for Intel's Itanium machines, which are obscenely expensive
> and quite rare. (And, as I understand it, Intel has dropped them and
> recently started using x86_64 for some of its' new processors, but they
> call it EM64T in order to save face.)

Except that nothing in the world is compatible with IA64. If you try to boot
the x86_64 version on an ia64 machine, you wouldn't get as far as yast

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