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SubjectRe: Linux 64 bit - Trillium
On Fri, Mar 03, 2000 at 05:00:53PM -0800, diep doan wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> I've heard about 64-bit Linux, is there such a thing
> now? or just rumor? is its name Trillium? What is Trillium?

"Trillium" is just one of lattest efforts among others to bring
one more architecture into Linux. http://www.linuxia64.org/
It has been widely touted only because the target processor is
made by intel, and so far unavailable.

Linux began as i386 operating system in 1991.
Linux 1.0 had only "i386" in 1994.

At Linux 1.2.* series (1995) mainline kernel already supported:
- i386 (32 bits)
- Alpha (64 bits)
- SPARC (32 bits)
- MIPS (32 bits)

Now Linux 2.2 already supports:
- i386 (32 bits)
- Alpha (64 bits)
- SPARC (32 and 64 bits versions)
- MIPS (32 bits)
- PowerPC (32 bits)
- ARM (32 bits)
- M68K (32 bits)

Linux 2.3 (development series) carries already additionally:
- SH (a.k.a Hitachi H8) (32 bits)
- IA64 (64 bits)

In the works (but not in mainline source) I have heard also of:
- MIPS-64
- PowerPC-64
- HP-PA (http://www.thepuffingroup.com/parisc/)

> Thanks
> -shannon-

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