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Run the i386 environment on the aarch64 [on hold]

My problem is that I want to run an i386 or x86 environment on the aarch64 environment. Is this possible? Especially as there are programs that do this, for example ExaGear Windows Emulator, which ...
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IPSec database location

Internet Protocol Security (IPSec) has two database: Security Policy Database (SPD) and Security Association Database (SAD) I want to know where are these database located? Do they exist on both ...
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Docker - One database server per service?

I'm planning to run multiple web-services on my home-server using docker and docker-compose. Some of them require a database and I was just wondering if it makes more sense to create one big docker-...
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Can I make a hardened ISO image for use

I am needing to spin up a VM and harden it to some standards. I realize that I might have to do this multiple times and I am not really up for a parallel ssh session on several boxes. Is there a way ...
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naming: mipsle vs mipsel

According to this article, mipsel refers to little-endian MIPS. The word mipsel is currently used by Debian and linux-mips wiki. However, Golang refers to the same architecture(I guess) with GOARCH=...
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Is it correct to say that main memory (RAM) is a part of CPU?

I recently had an argue with my English teacher, because of text given to us for translation. It states: The pieces of equipment making up the computer system are known as hardware. The most ...
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Add a process descriptor in tabular format in Visio 2013 standard

I have made a flow diagram in Visio 2013 standard edition. The diagram has steps denoted by numbers and now below the diagram I want to add a descriptor sort of legend depicting what does each process ...
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File System Architecture Software

Is there any command line utility to find ALL directories and files associated with a particular program (including pre-installed programs such as bash commands)? I want to compartmentalize all of my ...
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How to delete an architecture called “1386” (a typo) in Ubuntu?

After typing: dpkg --remove-architecture 1386 I get the message: dpkg: error: unable to create new file '/var/lib/dpkg/arch-new': Permission denied 1386 is a typo, I'm trying to rid myself of in ...
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Architectural difference between Windows (8 and above) and *Nix [closed]

I'm applying for a development position at a company that uses MS products exclusively. To prepare myself for the interview I'd like to have a better grasp of how Windows works under the hood. I am ...
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Is ALU used for all instructions?

On wikipedia page about Von Neumann Architecture is this picture. There are a lot of similar pictures like this.(Also in a lot of articles about Von Neumann Architecture is that only ALU execute ...
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How to determine Windows architecture version on disconnected volume?

I have a scenario where I need to copy some Windows 10 files over to repair some form of corruption that SFC (System File Checker) does not appear to want to resolve entirely. How can I determine the ...
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Microsoft, Revit and Photoshop are slow on my HP ENVY 15 TouchSmart. Any suggestions to improve?

I am trying to use Microstation, Revit and Photoshop in my laptop but even though I would expect I to go super smooth I need to spend time waiting for it to respond. My laptop is an HP ENVY 15 ...
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What's the better integration strategy for Dynamics CRM [closed]

I'll try to be as specific as possible with what I need Background : I am a software developer and I try to do all sorts of things as much as I can. I have recently gone "Mission Impossible" and ...
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I am trying to install debian. which download to select?

I am trying to install debian on local computer with Windows 8 OS and intel core i7 processor. On the download page. I was asked to select my processor architecture with the following options listed ...
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Wrong architecture or manufacturer - conflicting information [duplicate]

This is what I get from the set processor(Environment variable) command in 64-bit Windows 7: PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE = AMD64 PROCESSOR_IDENTIFIER = Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9, ...
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Splitting a polygon (height mesh) in ArchiCad

I have received a DWG with heightlines for a terrain. Unfortunately, two heightlines intersect and is regarded as a closed polygon by ArchiCad. That means that when I now want to change the mesh point ...
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Sysnative on Vista RTM

I am currently writing a batch script that will start processes on an operating system. This batch script is called from a test application that is built and run as a 32-bit application on both 32-bit ...
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Why is cache memory so expensive?

In conversations about computer architecture, it is a given that cache memory is much more expensive than main memory. I understand it must be close to the processor, and thus must be smaller, but ...
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Check if my machine is 64-bit capable on Linux (Ubuntu)?

Similar to this question, I have a 32-bit OS (Ubuntu), but I want to know if my machine is 64-bit capable... I checked out the question, but the answers are Windows-specific... I also checked this ...
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Increase speed of CAD/CAM through distributed computing [closed]

I know that a lot of 3D renderers out there support distributing renders over multiple nodes in a render farm. For an arhictect, rendering a 3d model is not the most common task throughout the day, ...
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What is the difference between multithreading and hyperthreading? [closed]

I've heard the terms hyper-threading and multi-threading, but what exactly is the difference between them? What kind of Intel processor uses them?
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What architecture does my FreeNAS have?

I'd like to upgrade my FreeNAS 8.2.0 (BSD based) and wanted to double check which disk image (32 bit or 64 bit) to download – I'm 90% sure that my hardware (dual core Atom board bought about 2.5 years ...
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Understanding Bus Architecture Terminology

I've read several books which talked about bus architectures. Each one uses a myriad of terms. Can someone help sort these out for me? system bus external data bus internal data bus front-side bus ...
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Is there a command line tool to check 32-bit or 64-bit of an exe?

On Windows, like: is64 abc.exe 1 and is32 def.exe 1 While abc.exe is compiled 64-bit and def.exe is 32-bit on Windows.
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Is an Atom N2600 64-bit or 32-bit?

I'm looking at an Intel spec sheet. It says that the processor has a 64-bit instruction set. However, running: uname -m results in i686, and running: grep flags /proc/cpuinfo indicates that each ...
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What architectural state is saved during context switch?

What architectural state is saved during context switch? As far as I know, what is saved is the following Set of registers including PC counter TLB (If it is not flushed...) what else ? Memory? (...
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Hardware. What is the difference between a port and a bank?

Especially, these days, the distinction between them is very confusing.. For example, NVidia's shared memory is 32-banked, so what they say is in one cycle, 32 data can come out at the same time... ...
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How do I tell what platform a package was built for?

I am trying to upgrade certain packages on my system to 64bit. How do I tell whether a particular package is built for 32bit or 64bit? The package name has an x86 after it which usually indicates it'...
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What does it mean for a computer to be an “IBM Compatible PC”?

A couple questions about this: 1) Is this term even relevant any more? 2) Does this mean anything from a developer's stand point? It is not exactly clear to me if this is a BIOS, architecture, bus ...
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What is the difference between superscalar and pipelined architectures?

They seem exactly the same to me, but the wikipedia page on Superscalar CPU architectures says "While a superscalar CPU is typically also pipelined, pipelining and superscalar architecture are ...
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how L1 and L2 guide processor to speed up the computer performance [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is actually multilevel cache in processors? how does L1 and L2 cache help processor to speed up the computer performance?
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How can I add another independent network to an already existing one?

I'm planning a network, but unfortunately I'm not professional network admin, so I need your help, please. Here is the picture of what I plan to do: I have a normal router for internet ADSL ...
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Can machine code be translated to a different architecture?

So this is kind of related to a question about running a Windows server on ARM. So the premise of my question is, can machine code be translated from one architecture to another in order to execute a ...
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Run 10 sets of headphones from a pc via 10 separate channels

We have a PC application that runs on Windows 7 platform that is designed to play sound to up to 10 different MP3's to up to 10 separate sound cards (ie. 10 different inputs playing to 10 different ...
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What are the technical differences between Windows Vista and Windows 7?

I'm interested in finding an unabridged technical manual documenting all of the differences between the two operating systems. In Tanenbaum's latest edition of Modern Operating Systems (3rd Edition), ...
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Good source for a complete guide to Linux (for the layman) [closed]

I started following the Linux From Scratch book and I really enjoy everything I'm learning (extensive error messages are great for learning * grin *). However, I'm still looking for a rundown of the ...
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What is my Atom's architecture doing?

The short answer is that it's a dual core 64 bit processor at least in my case with a 330. But the Atom's architecture has traits of x64 and x86. So, what is it?
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What is the difference between i686 and x86_64?

I have an AMD Turion and do not know which version to choose from when installing Arch Linux.
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Documentation on Windows NT Architecture (Updated)

I'm trying to find some reliable documentation the architecture of Windows NT. I've found the Wikipedia page, however I'm not entirely sure how reliable that is given the "citation needed" warnings it ...
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Hosting Multiple Drawings in one Visio vsd Diagram

I'm using Visio 2007 and strawed creating some flowchart diagrams. One on each page. For the same project I would also like to create class and entity relational diagrams. Is it possible for me to ...
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What command shows the architecture of a binary file on Mac?

I used it a while ago, but cannot find now.
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x86 vs x64 - Why is 32-bit called x86? [closed]

Presumably the x86 was called so because the machines used 80386 and 80486 processors. Is that correct? Is that the right way to refer to 32-bit and 64-bit machines?
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What is hyper-threading and how does it work?

I've heard the term hyper-threading thrown around a bit recently, what exactly is hyper-threading and why is it important?
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Intel Core 2 duo / AMD athlon X2 parallel processing capability

Does Intel Core 2 duo/ AMD athlon X2 really have 2 separate processors? i.e are they capable of doing real parallel processing? What I don't understand is the difference when somebody says Cores or ...
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What kind of messages does Windows send to applications?

What kind of messages does Windows send to applications? For example, when I click this Firefox window, what does happen? Does Windows find the process ID of the application and send it some message ...
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What is the common ground for i7 processors? [closed]

If you see this page, you would see that there are "5 specifications of i7 processors" (is the terminology correct?). They are all i7. What is the common ground among all these processors? I know ...
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Whats the difference between i386,i686 etc processors?

Which one is latest or normally used in computers today ? What is the type of pentium 4 and Core 2 duo?
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Is the MIPS architecture more related to Harvard or Von Neumann?

I can't seem to figure this out from the related wikipedia pages: Von Neumann architecture MIPS architecture Harvard architecture
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What is the difference between x86_64 and i386?

What is the difference? Under what category does my system fall into? I want to download Fedora12 and it shows me these options. Which one should I download? I have a Sony Vaio cr36g/b with an Intel ...