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Kernel Comparison: Linux (2.6.28) versus Windows (Vista SP1)

 

 

CPU

Hardware Architecture

Hardware Architecture Support (PC) Linux Windows
x86 (Intel) Y Y

N (Starter not all)

AMD64/Intel64 (AMD/Intel) Y Y

N (Starter)

IA-64 (Intel) Y N
Hardware Architecture Support (current)
PPC64 - PowerPC-64 (AIM) Y N
SPARC64 (Sun) Y N
ARM (ARM) Y N
PA-RISC (HP) Y N
Cell (STI) Y N
AVR32 (Atmel) Y N
Blackfin (Analog Devices) Y N
MN10300/AM33 (MEI/Panasonic) Y
N
Orion Feroceon (Marvell) Y
N
System i (AS/400) - POWER (IBM) Y N
Cray - Opteron (Cray/AMD) Y N
z/Architecture (IBM) Y N
ETRAX CRIS (Axis) Y N
H8 (Renesas/Hitachi) Y N
SH - SuperH (Renesas/Hitachi) Y N
SH64 - SuperH64 (Renesas/Hitachi) Y N
V850 (NEC) Y N
MIPS-64 (MIPS) Y N
MIPS-64 (Cavium OCTEON) N

Y (patch)

N
MIPS (MIPS) Y N
Hardware Architecture Support (non-current)
PPC - PowerPC (AIM) Y N
SPARC32 (Sun) Y N
Alpha (DEC) Y N
Cray - pre-Opteron (Cray) N N
System i (AS/400) - IMPI (IBM) N N
System i (AS/400) - RS64 (IBM) Y N
m68k (Motorola) Y N
m88k (Motorola) N

Y (branch)

N
S/390x (IBM) Y N
S/390 (IBM) Y N
MIPS (DEC) Y N
Hardware Architecture Support (game consoles)
Wii (Nintendo) Y N
Xbox 360 (Microsoft) Y N

Y (branch)39

Xbox (Microsoft) Y N

Y (branch)39

PS3/Playstation 3 (Sony) Y N
PS2/Playstation 2 (Sony) Y N
Gamecube (Nintendo) Y N
Hardware Architecture Support (other)
others Y N

 

Multiprocessor Hardware

Multiprocessor Support (architecture) Linux Windows
Multiprocessor - SMP Y N (Starter, Basic, Premium)

Y (Business, Ultimate, Enterprise)'

Multiprocessor - NUMA Y N (Starter, Basic, Premium)

Y (Business, Ultimate, Enterprise)'

Hyperthreading (SMT) Y Y

N (Starter)'

Multicore Y Y

N (Starter)'

 

Hyperthreading Limits

Hyperthreading SMT (limits) Linux Windows
Maximum number of hyperthreads - 32bit 2 (hardware limit) 0 (Starter)

2 (hardware limit) (others)'

Maximum number of hyperthreads - 64bit 2 (hardware limit) 0 (Starter)

2 (hardware limit) (others)'

 

Multicore Limits

Multicore (limits) Linux Windows
Maximum number of cores - 32bit 2 (hardware limit)' 0 (Starter)

2 (hardware limit) (others)'

Maximum number of cores - 64bit 4 (hardware limit)' 0 (Starter)

4 (hardware limit) (others)'

 

Multiprocessor Limits

Multiprocessor (limits) Linux Windows
Maximum number of CPUs - 32bit SMP 32 (logical)' 1 (Starter, Basic, Premium)

2 (Business, Ultimate, Enterprise)44'

Maximum number of CPUs - 32bit NUMA 32 or 1024?' 1 (Starter, Basic, Premium)

2 (Business, Ultimate, Enterprise)44'

Maximum number of CPUs - 64bit SMP 255 (AMD64/Intel64)

1024 (IA-64)'

0 (Starter)

1 (Basic, Premium)

2 (Business, Ultimate, Enterprise)44'

Maximum number of CPUs - 64bit NUMA >102443' 0 (Starter)

1 (Basic, Premium)

2 (Business, Ultimate, Enterprise)44'

 

 

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