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Old 05-22-2014, 06:56 AM   #1
arsenalfan
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platform


Hi
can anybody tell me what exactly platform is?
it's about CPU or OS?
a link to a good article will be appreciated!
Thanks

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I think its better to ask my question more direct:
I want to install a softwre that it's license is compatible with following platforms:

WILDCARD_ENABLED PLATFORMS="sgi32_u sgio32_u \
sgi64_u"

and

WILDCARD_ENABLED PLATFORMS="i86_g i86_r i86_re \
it64_lr i86_s amd64_s"

so who can help me?
do I need an ice age CPU or ice age OS, or none?

Thank you!
 
Old 05-22-2014, 07:19 AM   #2
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It would help if you told us exactly what software.
 
Old 05-22-2014, 09:30 AM   #3
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Looks like processor architectures to me. SGI (Silicon Graphics inc.) used 32 and 64 bit MIPS processor I think, i86 and equivalents means Intel 32 and 64 bit x86 processors. AMD64 is Advanced Micro Devices
There are also Sparc (Sun/Oracle) and PowerPC (IBM) processor architectures out there along with others; Itanium, Transdata, ARM, etc.

So you'd have an SGI platform, an x86 platform, a Sparc platform, etc, etc.

ICL Superservers and Teamservers were Sparc platforms.

If you want to install Gentoo, you have to download the distribution for the correct platform.

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Old 05-22-2014, 12:59 PM   #4
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Thanks Soadyheid for your reply
can anybody introduce me any processor and OS with above platforms? (compatible with my software)
I should mention that I installed the software on a system with i686 platform (I found it by uname -p command) and it was incompatible
Thank you!
 
Old 05-22-2014, 01:08 PM   #5
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Also posted here:

http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/new...-platform.html

"amd64_s" should be any 64-bit CPU, shouldn't it? There isn't enough information to say which OS.

What is the software (you've already been asked this)? I'm honestly trying to imagine how you could know which software you want to run but not know which platform to run it on. If you can, ask the vendor.

Last edited by dugan; 05-22-2014 at 01:14 PM.
 
Old 05-23-2014, 10:01 AM   #6
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As per chrism01 and dugan, it would help if we knew what software you were trying to run and what platform it was designed for. Looks like x86 from your comment. You'd have to re-compile it for any platform it wasn't designed for so that's likely to be your deciding factor.

Check out the Gentoo distribution here and note the different processor architectures/platforms supported by the list starting with the DEC (Digital Equipment) Alpha.

Gentoo isn't the easiest Linux distribution to learn but their install handbook is superb and you'll probably learn a lot more than a quick install of Linux Mint. (Not to say that Linux Mint might actually be the ideal solution, we still don't know what you're trying to run!)

You seem to be posting the same answers in the other forum which dugan highlighted, you're not a "mystery shopper" trying to rate Linux Forums are you?

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Old 05-23-2014, 04:24 PM   #7
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For SGI there are some oddball things.

As I recall, the sgi32 part specifies that it is a 32 bit CPU. The sgio32_u is an Octane, which sometimes looks like it is 64 bit CPU, but has only a 32 bit address capability.

It has been a long time since I worked with these... Both are MIPS CPUs, the the 32 bit one is an R4000 base, and the Octane is a modified R10000 for 32 bit addressing (so some applications assuming a full R10000 will/can fail).

I could be wrong. My memory is a bit faulty especially for these old systems.
 
  


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