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 more details about Eltechs ExaGear Desktop.
What’s the hardware requirements?
ARMv7 instruction set with NEON and VFP32.
Can I run ExaGear on my Raspberry Pi?
Unfortunately no:( because it based on ARMv6 instruction set.
What’s the software requirements?
Operating system – Ubuntu 12.04 and upper.
What x86 applications can be run with ExaGear?
Eltechs ExaGear Desktop allows you to run user space 32-bit Linux x86 applications. Note that current version does not support applications that require kernel modules.
Can I run Windows application with ExaGear?
Yes, you can! Just install x86 Wine and use it for running Windows applications.
What’s the performance of ExaGear? How fast is it?
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).
What’s the 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).
Does ExaGear support hardware acceleration of 3D graphics?
Unfortunately we do not support hardware acceleration of 3D at the moment. We are working on this.
Ok, how do I get Eltechs ExaGear Desktop?
We are planning to launch Eltechs ExaGear Desktop in Sep 2014. Now you can place a pre-order through the form on the bottom of the page. If you place a pre-order now you will get 50% off. You do not have to pay now. After launch we will inform you about availability of ExaGear and after that you will make a decision to buy or not.
To place pre-order on Eltechs ExaGear Desktop, please fill in the form.
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