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Is there an established name for this group of CPUs?

(Note: the initial version of this question is/was rather confusing, in particular mentioning that, "toolchains typically group these CPUs together...it's an assembler for x86 and ARM, let's say.&...
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Is there an established name for this group of CPUs?

Interesting Question. No, I don't think there is any. Of course it's always hard to prove something doesn't exist. If at all, it would be pretty obscure and a random/artificial one, for sure not a ...
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What was the first operating system to be called an "operating system"?

The operating system for the Dartmouth Time Sharing System in 1967 was known as the executive. Nowadays it would be known as a kernel.
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What was the first operating system to be called an "operating system"?

Though the following two systems don't refer to themselves as operating systems, they are control systems for early computers -- Lyons Eectronic Office (LEO) in the UK, implemented in 1951 and ...
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What was the first operating system to be called an "operating system"?

As is often the case, a candidate for the first system to be described by its authors as an “operating system” is the Atlas supervisor, described in the eponymous paper published in December 1961, ...
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What's the story behind IBM's SKU numbers?

Caveat: I'm not into IBM logistics, nor a blue shirt at all. This is what I learned many, many years ago when working with IBM field engineers in the 70s/80s. An SKU is a Stock Keeping Unit. It's ...
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What is a "sympathetic bit"?

What is a "sympathetic bit", and why must IBM PCs check for it? Sympathic Bits, in this context, are bits within a data word that always flip with some other bit. For example when a word ...
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What is a "sympathetic bit"?

If an address signal on a RAM chip or board is not connected properly, any attempt to write to either of the addresses distinguished by that bit will behave as though it writes to both of them. This ...
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