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Old 08-11-2006, 12:08 PM   #1
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cpuinfo and uname kernel mismatch

Dear all

We have installed 3 IBM systems each with the latest INTEL processors onboard (2x x366 SMP and 1x x346 UP with Hyperthreading on).

The OS version installed is Redhat 4 AS from the original redhat EMT64 CDs (there are also x86 32bits CDs but we did not use those).

When we look at /proc/cpuinfo we see the correct CPU mentioned
When we look at the output of uname -a it show x86_64??!!!??

According to the Redhat site x86_64 is AMD hardware!!!!!!!

At this moment all systems are running fine (scratch installed with updates).

Is this correct what we see in the uname -a???

Old 08-11-2006, 12:50 PM   #2
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Yes that's right. The architecture you have can be called either x86_64 or AMD64. Intel's 64 bit processors have the same architechture but they call it EM64T. These all refer to the same thing.


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