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  • Red Hat Guest AMD64, Host is Intel

    We deploy Red Hat (REHL 6) appliances that recognize AMD64 as the platform. However, our hosts are all Intel based so I'm wondering why Red Hat thinks it is running on 64 bit AMD processors.

    Thanks for the help,

    MJ

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    Re: Red Hat Guest AMD64, Host is Intel

    pretty sure that's just the way the kernel represents itself

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X86-64
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      Re: Red Hat Guest AMD64, Host is Intel

      tehcamel - Thanks! Much obliged.

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        Re: Red Hat Guest AMD64, Host is Intel

        Prior to launch, "x86-64" and "x86_64" were used to refer to the instruction set. Upon release, AMD named it AMD64.[3] Intel initially used the names IA-32e and EM64T before finally settling on Intel 64 for their implementation. Some in the industry, including Apple,[4][5][6] use x86-64 and x86_64, while others, notably Sun Microsystems[7] (now Oracle Corporation) and Microsoft,[8] use x64 while the BSD family of OSs and several Linux distributions[9][10] use AMD64.
        its just talking about the architecture (also know as PLATFORM) of the distro and not the physical chip itself.

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