March 8, 2014

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...

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).

Why?

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:

http://hothardware.com/news/nvidias-64bit-tegra-k1-the-ghost-of-transmet...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transmeta_Efficeon

http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench2/view/2771

http://datasheets.chipdb.org/Transmeta/pdfs/brochures/efficeon_tm8300_pr...

http://forums.pcper.com/showthread.php?455113-256-bit-cpu-s

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_POWER_microprocessors#POWER9

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FR-V_(microprocessor)

http://www.eweek.com/servers/ibm-launches-power8-systems-openpower-roadm...

http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=171916

http://www.extremetech.com/computing/171599-intels-bay-trail-64-bit-next...

http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/market-insight-print.pag?docid=241135317

http://gpgpu.org/tag/linux

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