Running Intel x86 applications on ARM-based Mini PCs
With Eltechs ExaGear Desktop you can run Intel x86 application on your ARM-based Mini PC simultaneously with common native applications. ExaGear is a virtual machine that implements virtual x86 Linux container on ARM and allows you to run Intel x86 applications directly on ARM. It is like QEMU but 4.5 times faster! You can even run Windows applications on your ARM Mini PC if you install Wine.
Read the FAQ below and find out details about Eltechs ExaGear Desktop.
On which devices can I run ExaGear?
You can run ExaGear Desktop on ARM-based Mini PCs with Linux such as ODROID, CubieBoard, CuBox, Utilite, Jetson TK1, Wandboard, Banana Pi etc. Also you can run ExaGear Desktop on your ARM-based Chromebook with Linux. Owners of Raspberry Pi 2 Model B can use ExaGear Desktop too.
ExaGear Desktop cannot be used with the first generation of Raspberry Pis: Model A, Model A+, Model B, Model B+. This spring we are planning to launch a special version of ExaGear Desktop for these boards and you can pre-order it through the online form.
How do I get ExaGear Desktop
Payment is processed through PayPal. Software download link and license key will be emailed you after we get information from PayPal and process your payment. Usually it takes one business day.
ExaGear Desktop System Requirements
Please, carefully check system requirements before you buy Eltechs ExaGear Desktop license.
For more details on how to check system requirements refer to Eltechs Tech Forum.
Applications that can be run with ExaGear Desktop
Eltechs ExaGear Desktop allows you to run user space 32-bit Linux x86 applications. Current version does not support applications that require kernel modules. There is no 3D hardware support for x86 applications.
Also you can run 32-bit Windows applications if you install x86 Wine.
Performance of ExaGear Desktop
ExaGear is extremely fast! For benchmarking we used SysBench. The benchmark was built for the ARM and Intel x86. Results of ARM-based (or native) tests were compared against x86 tests ran under Eltechs ExaGear Desktop. For both sets of tests the same ARM machine was used: Odroid-XU (Exynos5 Octa Cortex™-A15 1.6Ghz quad core).
Performance of ExaGear compared to the performance of QEMU
We took QEMU user mode emulator and compared its performance with the performance of Eltechs ExaGear Desktop. For benchmarking we used GeoBenchmark. The benchmark was built for the ARM and Intel x86 with options ‘-O3 -mfpu=neon’ and ‘-O3 -msse3 -mfpmath=sse’ respectively. Results of ARM-based (or native) tests were compared against x86 tests ran under Eltechs ExaGear Desktop and under QEMU. For both sets of tests the same ARM machine was used: Odroid-XU (Exynos5 Octa Cortex™-A15 1.6Ghz quad core).
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