When you start working with a Linux VPS, it is always very important to understand what type of CPU system the architecture contains: 32-bit or 64-bit. This information is important to absolutely everyone: as an IT specialist, developer, system administrator and also a Linux beginner user. When it comes to third-party applications, you need to know the architecture of your system because 64-bit applications cannot run on a 32-bit system. Whereas we can easily run 32-bit applications on a 64-bit system.
lscpu is a very handy and simple program that allows you to get all the information you need regarding Linux processor architecture. Login to your terminal and enter the following command:
The Architecture field shows what type of CPU you have. Here x86_64 stands for 64-bit. CPU operation mode – 32-bit and 64-bit. This means your processor supports both 32-bit and 64-bit instructions.
Uname provides information about your Linux system and kernel version. Run the following command to get CPU information using the uname command. This can be done as follows:
If you have a 64-bit system, then the output will be as follows:
Lshw is a simple command to display information about the hardware of your Linux system. You can get information about the Linux processor by running the following command:
lshw -c cpu
The output will be as follows: