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    Multi CPU Architecture


    Hi,
    as you see I am new in this forum ...
    I have a special question about the kernel.

    As I see the Kernel it's a central management system for all running programs.
    Including giving applications different CPU times.

    It seems to me, that a Kernel always just support one CPU Architecture.
    meaning when I wanna install an i386 Application on my AMD64 CPU I allays get error messages ... witch I decide to ignore since the CPU supports the whole i386 instruction set.

    And now to my question:
    Will there be an Kernel which accepts different CPUs with their own RAM in one single PC?
    Meaning ... will the Kernel be able to take all not used CPUs as Graphic cards GPUs with their reduced instruction set and use them for encryption or ... decryption automatically ...

    Does anyone believe that would work?

    P.s.:
    sorry for my gramma ... I don't speak / write english fluent yet
    sorry for my spelling ... I may've drunk to much *gg*

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    hi,you said your english is not fluent ,me too.I'm a chinese

    college student and just have a little knowledge about linux kernel

    and hardware .I'm interested in your post and want to say something

    about it .we know the cpu is the only one which can execute

    instrutions ,and the kernel just organize different instructions

    for a meaningful action .so ,obviously ,you'll get the answer of

    your quation.But ,maybe ,we can borrow the thoughts of virtual file

    system .

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