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Kernel Comparison: Linux (2.6.21) versus Windows (Vista)

 

 

CPU

Hardware Architecture

Hardware Architecture Support (PC) Linux Windows
x86YY

N (Starter not all)

AMD64/Intel64YY

N (Starter)

IA-64YN
Hardware Architecture Support (general)
AlphaYN
PPCYN
PPC64YN
SPARC32YN
SPARC64YN
ARMYN
PA-RISC (HP)YN
680x0 (Motorola)YN
MIPSYN
MIPS (DEC)YN
PowerPCYN
S/390 (IBM)YN
Cell (STI)YN
AVR32 (Atmel)YN
Blackfin (Analog Devices)N

Y (2.6.22 on)

N
Hardware Architecture Support (game consoles)
Nintendo WiiNN
Microsoft Xbox 360NN39
Microsoft XboxYN39
Sony Playstation 3 (PS3)YN
Sony Playstation 2 (PS2)YN
Nintendo GamecubeYN
Hardware Architecture Support (other)
othersYN

 

Multiprocessor Hardware

Multiprocessor Support (architecture) Linux Windows
Multiprocessor - SMPYN (Starter, Basic, Premium)

Y (Business, Ultimate, Enterprise)'

Multiprocessor - NUMAYN (Starter, Basic, Premium)

Y (Business, Ultimate, Enterprise)'

Hyperthreading (SMT)YY

N (Starter)'

MulticoreYY

N (Starter)'

 

Hyperthreading Limits

Hyperthreading SMT (limits) Linux Windows
Maximum number of hyperthreads - 32bit2 (hardware limit) 0 (Starter)

2 (hardware limit) (others)'

Maximum number of hyperthreads - 64bit2 (hardware limit) 0 (Starter)

2 (hardware limit) (others)'

 

Multicore Limits

Multicore (limits) Linux Windows
Maximum number of cores - 32bit2 (hardware limit)' 0 (Starter)

2 (hardware limit) (others)'

Maximum number of cores - 64bit4 (hardware limit)' 0 (Starter)

4 (hardware limit) (others)'

 

Multiprocessor Limits

Multiprocessor (limits) Linux Windows
Maximum number of CPUs - 32bit SMP32 (logical)'1 (Starter, Basic, Premium)

2 (Business, Ultimate, Enterprise)44'

Maximum number of CPUs - 32bit NUMA32 or 1024?'1 (Starter, Basic, Premium)

2 (Business, Ultimate, Enterprise)44'

Maximum number of CPUs - 64bit SMP255 (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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