Re: Intel Atom Processor
- From: Stan Hoeppner <stan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2010 09:52:06 -0600
Stefan Monnier put forth on 2/16/2010 9:34 AM:
Which architecture should I use for an Intel Atom Processor?It depends on the exact model.
There are some Atom micros supporting 64 bits (amd64) but the vast
majority don't (just 32 bits, so i386 is required), so better check first
the serial number.
Don't bother checking: since you had to ask the question, you won't care
whether you run a 64bit or 32bit kernel, and since those processors
don't support much more than 2GB anyway, there's no point running
a 64bit kernel.
I.e. just use your regular 32bit Intel install (i386/x86/i686/IA32 or
whichever name you like to use to refer to it).
As a bonus, due to various architectural reasons I won't delve into, 32bit
binaries will usually run slightly faster than the 64 bit cousins, and they'll
take up a little bit less disk space.
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