i386

All machines capable of natively running the i386 instruction set (including amd64 machines) are named under this scheme. This scheme uses names that refer to GLBT-related[0] events or locations, which are not obviously so. Current names include:

stonewall

Refers to the Stonewall Riots. Could be confused with a reference to Stonewall Jackson.

castro

Refers to The Castro. Could be confused with a reference to Fidel Castro.

lakeview

Refers to Lakeview . Could be confused with a reference to pretty much any area near a lake, including Lakeview, Iowa.

It is likely that the next machine named under this scheme will be called capitolhill.

ppc

All machines capable of natively running the POWER or PowerPC instruction set (including 64-bit variants of those instruction sets) are named under this scheme. This scheme uses names that refer to Dr Pepper Snapple Group beverages which are sold in the United States. Current names include:

drpepper

Refers to Dr Pepper.

sevenup

Refers to 7 Up, the other part of the former Dr Pepper/Seven Up, Inc. company.

It is likely that the next machine named under this scheme will be called sunkist.

sparc

All machines capable of natively running the Sparc instruction set (including the UltraSparc instruction set) are named under this scheme. This scheme uses names that refer to astronomical and celestial phenomena. Current names include:

blackhole

Refers to Black Holes.

nova (decommissioned)

Refers to a Nova.

quark (decommissioned)

Refers to Quark. Before you start complaining that quarks are not astronomical or celestial phenomena, follow the link.

arm

All machines capable of natively running the ARM instruction set are named under this scheme. This scheme uses names that refer to musical style. Current names include:

punk

Refers to punk rock.

It is likely that the next machine named under this scheme will be called emo.

Future Naming Schemes

Machines of the next architecture I acquire will likely be named under a scheme referring to notable subcultures.

[0] Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender