How To Read CPUID Instruction For Each CPU on Linux With x86info and cpuid Commands

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Is there a CPU-Z like a freeware/open source software that detects the central processing unit (CPU) of a modern personal computer in Linux operating system? How can I get detailed information about the CPU(s) gathered from the CPUID instruction, including the exact model of CPU(s) on Linux operating system?

How to find out AES-NI (Advanced Encryption) Enabled on Linux System

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The Intel Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) or New Instructions (AES-NI) engine enables extremely fast hardware encryption and decryption for openssl, ssh, vpn, Linux/Unix/OSX full disk encryption and more. How do I check support for Intel or AMD AES-NI is loaded in my running Linux in my Linux based system including openssl?

Linux Find Out CPU Support 36-bit Physical Addressing Or Not

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Q. Physical Address Extension (PAE) refers to a feature of x86 and x86-64 processors that allows more than 4G bytes of physical memory to be used in 32-bit systems. The x86 architecture presently uses only 36 bits out of 52 bits possible. On x86-64 processors, PAE is obligatory in native long mode; currently 40 bits are used out of 52 bits possible. How do I find out if my Linux kernel supports 36-bit or more physical addressing?