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In this case, "Architecture" refers to the computer platform the user wishes to deploy Debian on. In most cases, you should read this page first:

Developers might refer also to ArchitectureSpecificsMemo.

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Still, here's a table describing the status of the various platforms.

Chip

Manufacturer

Status

Comments

Alpha

HewlettPackard (formerly Compaq, formerly Digital)

Supported

Arm

Hundreds

Supported

NetWinder, Ipaq, Sharp Zaurus, NSLU-2, ...

Armel

Hundreds

Supported

NetWinder, Ipaq, Sharp Zaurus, NSLU-2, ...

hppa

HewlettPackard

Supported

HP Precision Architecture

i386

Intel/AMD/Cyrix/...

Supported

The original platform

amd64

Intel, AMD

Supported

also known as em64t or x86-64.

ia64

Intel

Supported

Itanium (not Intel Core series)

m68k

Motorola

Supported

Amiga, !AtariST, old Macintoshes, some old Sun hardware (sun3)

mips

SGI

Supported

SGI Graphics Workstations run on this RISC chip; big endian

mipsel

Digital

Supported

Digital Decstations, SGI with RISC chip; little endian

PowerPC

IBM/Motorola/Apple

Supported

Newer Macintoshes

s390

IBM

Supported

BigIron - IBM mainframe platform

s390x

IBM

In progress

Newer BigIron - IBM mainframe platform

sh

Hitachi

In progress

sparc

Sun

Supported

Both 32-bit and 64-bit are supported

non-Linux

hurd-i386

see TheHurd

In progress

Not a hardware platform

netbsd-i386

NetBSD kernel

In progress

Not a hardware platform

netbsd-alpha

NetBSD kernel

In progress

Not a hardware platform

kfreebsd-i386

FreeBSD kernel

Supported

Not a hardware platform

kfreebsd-amd64

FreeBSD kernel

Supported

Not a hardware platform


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