Hardware types.

This is a discussion on Hardware types. within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; Hi, I have heard something called x86 or 80x86. I know it's hardware-related, or even a specific type of hardware ...

  1. #1
    Registered User Nutshell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Posts
    1,020

    Hardware types.

    Hi,

    I have heard something called x86 or 80x86. I know it's hardware-related, or even a specific type of hardware right? How many hardware types are there? How are they named ( what do their names mean ) ?

    thnx

  2. #2
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Vancouver
    Posts
    2,220
    x86 is the intel family of processors

    eg
    286
    386
    486
    586...

    AMD Athlons are very similar, and so x86 programs can run on Athlons.

  3. #3
    Registered User Nutshell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Posts
    1,020
    thnx

    Can anyone any other ones ? I heard something called 'alpha'..

  4. #4
    ....
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Groningen (NL)
    Posts
    2,386
    >How many hardware types are there?

    Too many to sum up. Each day technicians create new types of hardware. It also depends on what you call hardware. A microprocessor can be seen as a type of hardware, also a piece of memory and an I/O module can be called types of hardware. Putting them together with som other hardware results in a new type of hardware: a computersystem.

  5. #5
    It's full of stars adrianxw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Posts
    4,831
    >>> I heard something called 'alpha'..

    I am using an Alpha system, (actually more than one, each machine has 2 CPU's and I have several of them in an OpenVMS cluster). The Alpha was a range of 64 bit chips made by DEC. When DEC was bought out by Compaq, they committed the great sin of killing the chip. They are moving the 64 bit systems over to the Itanium processors.
    Wave upon wave of demented avengers march cheerfully out of obscurity unto the dream.

Popular pages Recent additions subscribe to a feed

Similar Threads

  1. invalid types 'int[int]' for array subscript
    By kolistivra in forum C++ Programming
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 12-11-2010, 12:57 PM
  2. Replies: 6
    Last Post: 08-23-2008, 02:16 PM
  3. The Interactive Animation - my first released C program
    By ulillillia in forum A Brief History of Cprogramming.com
    Replies: 48
    Last Post: 05-10-2007, 03:25 AM
  4. Types, Integral Types, Bytes?!?!?!
    By Kaidao in forum C++ Programming
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-21-2006, 08:15 AM
  5. Dikumud
    By maxorator in forum C++ Programming
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-01-2005, 07:39 AM

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21