Intel Architectures Explained

Intel Architectures Explained

Ever wonder about all those fancy project names Intel gives for its various architectures, and how they are related?  A new page available on the Meld embedded Linux community shows a very interesting graphical representation:  the family of Intel processors from the venerable i386 down to the present day Atom and Nehalem.

What I like best about this representation is its family tree aspect, specifically the part showing the “new” Atom processor evolving directly from the older P6 architecture rather than from more modern (some might say “overmodern”) generations of packaged cleverness.  The drawing was created by Klaas van Gend, one of my colleages at MontaVista.  Thanks, Klaas!

Full disclosure—I am an admin for the Meld community.  Feel free to poke around and join us, as there is more where that came from.