Home Learn Linux Linux Answers High Performance Is there a 256-bit version of Linux..experimental or related?
  • Ok boys and girls, I asked this question over 1 year ago, and never got an answer.

    So I went out and located one.

    "Microsoft is NOT developing a 256-bit operating system"
    (ahem..even though they may have one in-house at this time).


    Security issues around "complexity" and complexifying current software..causes multiple errors, bugs, and vulnerabilities.

    So what was my answer?

    You already have a 256-bit processor (and related software in your desktops and laptops)..they are called "GPGPU's".

    YES most General Purpose Graphics Processing Units..these days have at least 256-bit wide internal busses and integer addresses. Some have 512 bit...NVIDIA and AMD/ATI are experimenting with 1024, 2048 and 4096 bit internals.

    Here are some websites with further info...and "Why we don't have 256-bit linux" (at least REAL 256-bit Linux..)not 32-bit linux on 256-bit capable processing chips:

    WW/specialsystems email me at

    Answered by specialsystems
    6 months ago
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