2012-01-19 13:27, Doug Lytle skrev:
> Tony Mountifield wrote:
>> It may be a stupid question just displaying ignorance on my part, but
>> why are you using*AMD*64 architecture on an *Intel* processor?
>> Surely for 64-bit, you should be using x86_64 architecture instead?
> From what I’ve read, AMD came out with the extended instruction set
> and Intel just implemented it as is.
> It’s basically the same for both processors.
I found this wiki http://wiki.debian.org/DebianAMD64Faq ,
it states that AMD64 / Intel64 / x86_64 are the same thing:
Debian on AMD64 FAQ
Q: Is this port only for AMD 64-bit CPUs?
A: No. “AMD64” is the name chosen by AMD for their 64-bit extension to
the Intel x86 instruction set. Before release, it was called “x86-64” or
“x86_64”, and some distributions still use these names. Intel refers to
its AMD64 implementation as “Intel64” previously named “EM64T”. The
architecture is AMD64-compatible and Debian AMD64 will run on AMD and
Intel processors with 64-bit support. Because of the technology
paternity, Debian uses the name “AMD64”.
I’ve always wondered about the “amd” in the name, but it makes sense
now. Thanks for the input..