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  bochs: The Open Source IA-32 Emulation Project (Home Page)
Bochs is a highly portable open source IA-32 (x86) PC emulator written in C++, that runs on most popular platforms.
Bochs can be compiled and used in a variety of modes, some which are still in development.
The 'typical' use of bochs is to provide complete x86 PC emulation, including the x86 processor, hardware devices, and memory.
bochs.sourceforge.net   (581 words)

  X86 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The architecture is called x86 because the earliest processors in this family were identified by model numbers ending in the sequence "86": the 8086, the 80186, the 80286, the 386, and the 486.
The x86 architecture first appeared inside the Intel 8086 CPU in 1978; the 8086 was a development of the 8008 processor (which itself followed the 4004).
In contrast, the Xbox moved from the x86 architecture in the original Xbox to a PowerPC architecture in the Xbox 360.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/X86   (2712 words)

 IA-32 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The term may be used to refer to the 32-bit extensions to the original x86 architecture, or to the architecture as a whole.
The x86 general purpose registers are not really as general purpose as their name implies.
The full listing of the x86 machine language mnemonics including integer, floating point, and SIMD instructions can be found in the X86 instruction listings link.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/IA-32   (2541 words)

 Intel® x86 Processor - Hardware Design Support FAQ
Because the Intel®; x86 microprocessor is part of the embedded processor market, there is no set life cycle.
x86 products have been in production for over 10 years with no current plans to discontinue them.
Stepping information is contained in the lot code identifier that is in the second line of the marketing on the topside of the chip.
www.intel.com /design/support/faq/embed_proces/x86faq.htm   (408 words)

 Linux, outside the (x86) box
While individual x86 machines are often fairly stable when running for a year or more at a time, other systems may be somewhat better engineered to stand the test of constant operation.
Whether user-mode Linux is an x86 processor or not is up to you.
The Migrating from x86 to PowerPC series (developerWorks, January 2005) describes the Linux/GCC development environment and using it to move to a non-x86 system.
www-128.ibm.com /developerworks/library/l-nonx86.html?ca=dgr-lnxw03OutsideBox   (2370 words)

 Ars Technica: An Introduction to 64-bit Computing and x86-64 - Page 1 - (3/2003)
When I first heard that AMD had plans to extend the x86 ISA to 64 bits, I thought it was a terrible idea.
Programmers, analysts, architecture buffs, and enthusiasts often see x86 as a leaden albatross around the neck of the entire computing industry, and like the Mariner's albatross we were all hoping it would just fall off at some point and slip quietly into the deep.
If we think realistically about most of the world's commercial software not as "software" in the abstract but as x86 binary code, then it becomes apparent that improvements to the x86 ISA represent one of the most practical and cost-effective ways to advance and expand the x86 software market.
www.arstechnica.com /cpu/03q1/x86-64/x86-64-1.html   (1251 words)

 Analysis: x86 Vs PPC - OSNews.com
The x86 family of CPUs began life in 1978 as the 8086, an extension to the 8 bit 8080 CPU.
When Microprocessors such as x86 were first developed during the 1970s memories were very low capacity and highly expensive.
The longer pipelines allow the x86 CPUs to attain these very high frequencies whereas the PowerPCs G4s are somewhat restricted because they use a smaller number of pipeline stages and this limits the clock frequency.
www.osnews.com /story.php?news_id=3997   (1055 words)

 Intel/AMD x86 architecture vs. IBM/Motorola PowerPC
x86 benchmarks very well but benchmarks can and are twisted to the advantage of the manufacturer.
An instruction converter cannot remove the inherent complexity present in the x86 instruction set and consequently x86 is large and inefficient and is going to remain so.
x86 is still outgunned at the high end and perhaps surprisingly also at the low end - you can't make an x86 fast and run cool.
www.librenix.com /?inode=3255   (189 words)

 Solaris x86 FAQ 2/2   (Site not responding. Last check: )
If an x86 boot partition was used, then /boot is in the list and it should be mounted first.
Solaris x86 currently does not use the HLT instruction in the idle loop (a post indicated this will change in the future).
On x86, the 't' part is often missing for IDE disks as IDE doesn't support multiple targets (the Master is the single target and it drives the Slave too, so these look more like SCSI LUNs).
www.faqs.org /faqs/Solaris2/x86/FAQ   (16305 words)

 Paul Hsieh's 7th generation x86 CPU Comparisons
I'm sure the reason Dirk is saying that this is not just an x86 to RISC translation is because the internal mechanisms by which the K7 does its translation has no resemblance to the way either the K6 or P6 perform their translation.
Although Intel correctly points out that x86 to micro-op decode penalties no longer affect branch mispredicts, the bulk of the pipeline stages in the architecture appear between the trace cache output and execution stages.
In x86 processors this is an important consideration due to the non-uniformity and variable length nature of the instruction set.
www.azillionmonkeys.com /qed/cpujihad.shtml   (7931 words)

 Sun sets Solaris x86 free | The Register
Big Solaris x86 fan Bruce Riddle wrote, "This is really great news and shows that Sun is committed to Solaris x86," on a message board dedicated to the subject.
Since giving Solaris x86 users the finger two year ago, Sun has worked rather hard to put the OS for Intel and AMD processors on equal footing with Solaris/Sparc and Linux.
Over at StarOffice central, you'll notice Solaris x86 seems to be missing from the supported OS list.
www.theregister.co.uk /content/61/34450.html   (951 words)

 Sun Revives Solaris x86 with Beta
The Solaris 9 12/02 x86 Platform Edition Early Access program is being offered as a download, accessible at the Sun Download Center for $20 per download.
Moffitt said the x86 version would be included in the next Solaris 9 update 2 scheduled for release on December 20.
Although Solaris 9 x86 OE Customer Early Access software is not supported by Sun, the company has established an online community forum.
siliconvalley.internet.com /news/article.php/1548741   (708 words)

 Solaris x86 FAQ
Solaris 10 for x86 was released in 2005.
Download the DCA diskette image for the Solaris x86 version that you want to install (for example, S8_0101.3) from http://www.sun.com/bigadmin/hcl/drivers/dca_diskettes/) A DCA boot floppy image is also on the "Software 2 of 2" CD, in the Solaris_9/Tools subdirectory.
That is, it describes Solaris disk slices and, for Solaris x86, resides at the start of the Solaris fdisk partition.
faq.solaris-x86.org /s86faq.html   (16168 words)

 Solaris X86 Acrobat Reader Page
It would be great to have it as we ARE moving to Solaris X86, and we well have to move away from adobe to another pdf viewer and tools if still can't get it by April 2005.
As far as I know the Solaris X86 OS is appreciated by quite some people and is getting more and more popular around me. We all hope very sincerely that the adobe company release the current edition of arcobat reader for Solaris X86 system ASAP.
To all those reponsible plz bring out a new version of acrobat reader for solaris x86 it is a must for the current viewrs are not as good.
www.riddleware.com /solx86/acrobat.html   (3386 words)

 X86-64™ Technology FAQs
The AMD64 ISA is an AMD innovation that extends x86, the industry's most widely supported instruction set, and is designed to enable 64-bit computing while remaining compatible with the vast x86 infrastructure and industry experience.
AMD64 is designed to directly follow the evolutionary path of the industry-standard x86 ISA, allowing the technology industry to build a unified 64-bit computing infrastructure fully compatible with the ubiquitous x86 architecture.
64-bit solutions with full x86 compatibility and uncompromised 32-bit performance are now available in a wide variety of configurations for a diverse range of customers.
www.amd.com /gb-uk/Processors/TechnicalResources/0,,30_182_861_1024,00.html   (888 words)

 Sun Versus Linux: The x86 Smack-down - OSNews.com
For many years, Sun seemed to relegate Solaris x86 to the status of red-headed stepchild, undeserving of attention, nurturing, and support.
They are now pushing Solaris for the x86 platform, in an attempt to regain market in the low and mid-level server market, as the Intel/AMD systems have been decimating SPARC sales.
While this move might signal capitulation, or at least compromise, on the x86 question, they are now engaging in a full-fledged battle with Linux.
www.osnews.com /story.php?news_id=4867&page=1   (1130 words)

 Slashdot | OS X on x86?
If OSX were to be released for the x86 market the number of configurations and hardware devices the OS would have to be able to support would grow to the sort of levels which would be problematic.
If OS X for x86 was available, I'd be willing to bet that a large proportion of the first two groups would immediately jump ship over to cheaper hardware.
That it was *Apple* x86 hardware and not everything under the sun that is currently available for an x86 based platform.
www.slashdot.org /askslashdot/01/01/27/0154236.shtml   (7165 words)

 Technorati Tag: x86   (Site not responding. Last check: )
No Comments I’ve never really used Solaris on x86 except once or...
Solaris 10 1/06 : Grub, the new x86 bootloade...
With the first update of Solaris 10 soon to be released, it is about time to get to know Grub, the new bootloader for x86 machines.
www.technorati.com /tag/x86   (611 words)

 SUMMARY: Solaris x86 JumpStart server on SPARC hardware
SPARC processors use "Big-Endian" data encoding, x86 processors use "Little-Endian" data encoding and UFS is NOT cross-platform.
But we always need a x86 system to mount the ufs part.
unshare the filesystems {x86}# unshare /cdrom/sol_10_x86/s0 {x86}# unshare /cdrom/sol_10_x86/s2 8.
sunportal.sunmanagers.org /pipermail/summaries/2004-November/005899.html   (268 words)

 Solaris x86
It's time to pay attention to Sun's x86 server biz
The fresh Xeon-based servers from Sun mark the company's most muscular play to date in the x86 realm.
The four-socket 2U X4450, in particular, has Sun pushing the equivalent of a midrange SMP down into the heart of the so-called commodity market...
www.solaris-x86.org   (355 words)

 Bochs x86 Emulator 2.1 download - Bochs x86 Emulator   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Bochs is a highly portable open source IA-32 (x86) PC emulator written in C++, that runs on most popular platforms.
Bochs can be compiled and used in a variety of modes, some which are still in development.
The 'typical' use of bochs is to provide complete x86 PC emulation, including the x86 processor, hardware devices, and memory.
www.icewalkers.com /Linux/Software/514610/Bochs-x86-Emulator.html   (261 words)

 x86 Assembly Language FAQ - TASM   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Summary: This is the FAQ for the x86 Assembly Language programmers for the alt.lang.asm and comp.lang.asm.x86 newsgroups.
This is the x86 Assembly Language FAQ for the comp.lang.asm.x86 and alt.lang.asm newsgroups.
Its focus is strictly on using TASM; it does not cover assembly language or the x86 instruction set.
webster.cs.ucr.edu /Articles/X86FAQ/tasm.html   (1798 words)

 MacHELP » x86   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Apple also announced the availability of a Developer Transition Kit, consisting of an Intel-based Mac development system along with preview versions of Apple’s software, which will allow developers to prepare versions of their applications which will run on both PowerPC and Intel-based Macs.
After last month’s “Apple switching to Intel CPUs”; rumor, CNet NEWS.COM is at it again, this time reporting as fact that Steve Jobs will announce a two-year transition plan at WWDC 2005 on Monday.
You are currently browsing the archives for the x86 category.
www.machelp.org /archives/category/x86   (350 words)

 Installing Sun Solaris Intel 9 UNIX For x86 PC Installation
Solaris x86 is once again available for download and media kits will continue to be sold.
When you install Solaris x86 it will set the GUI to start automatically when the system is booted.
However, the differences between the versions are minor, and using the x86 version will allow you to use lower-cost hardware to try out Solaris to see if it's something you want to pursue.
www.execpc.com /~keithp/bdlogsol.htm   (9239 words)

 Intel microprocessors definition - Small Business Computing Online Dictionary of IT Terms: Powered by Webopedia
Software written specifically for these processors, therefore, may not run on older microprocessors.
The common architecture behind all Intel microprocessors is known as the x86 architecture.
Covers every major x86 processor from the first Intel 8088 used in the original IBM PC to the latest released hot chips.
sbc.webopedia.com /TERM/I/Intel_microprocessors.html   (386 words)

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