List of official ports

Port Architecture Description Status
amd64 64-bit PC (amd64) First officially released with Debian 4.0. Port to 64-bit x86 processors. The goal is to support both 32-bit and 64-bit userland on this architecture. This port supports AMD’s 64-bit Opteron, Athlon and Sempron processors, and Intel’s processors with Intel 64 support, including the Pentium D and various Xeon and Core series. released
arm64 64-bit ARM (AArch64) Version 8 of the ARM architecture included AArch64, a new 64-bit instruction set. Since Debian 8.0, the arm64 port has been included in Debian to support this new instruction set on processors such as the Applied Micro X-Gene, AMD Seattle and Cavium ThunderX. released
armel EABI ARM The oldest of the current Debian ARM ports supports little-endian ARM CPUs compatible with the v5te instruction set. released
armhf Hard Float ABI ARM A lot of modern 32-bit ARM boards and devices ship with a floating-point unit (FPU), but the Debian armel port doesn’t take much advantage of it. The armhf port was started to improve this situation and also take advantage of other features of newer ARM CPUs. The Debian armhf port requires at least an ARMv7 CPU with Thumb-2 and VFPv3-D16 floating point support. released
i386 32-bit PC (i386) The first architecture, and not strictly a port. Linux was originally developed for the Intel 386 processors, hence the short name. Debian supports all IA-32 processors, made by Intel (including all Pentium series and recent Core Duo machines in 32-bit mode), AMD (K6, all Athlon series, Athlon64 series in 32-bit mode), Cyrix and other manufacturers. released
mipsel MIPS (little-endian mode) First officially released with Debian 3.0. Debian is being ported to the MIPS architecture which is used in SGI machines (debian-mips — big-endian) and Digital DECstations (debian-mipsel — little-endian). released
mips64el MIPS (64-bit little-endian mode) This port is little-endian, uses the N64 ABI, the MIPS64r1 ISA and hardware floating-point. Part of the official release since Debian 9. released
ppc64el POWER7+, POWER8 First officially released with Debian 8.0. Little-endian port of ppc64, using the new Open Power ELFv2 ABI. released
s390x System z First officially released with Debian 7.0. A 64-bit userland for IBM System z mainframes. released