CentOS 8.0.1905 delivers a stable, secure, consistent foundation across hybrid cloud deployments with the tools needed to deliver workloads faster with less effort. It can be deployed as a guest on supported hypervisors and Cloud provider environments as well as deployed on physical infrastructure, so your applications can take advantage of innovations in the leading hardware architecture platforms.
CentOS supports the following architectures:
AMD and Intel 64-bit architectures
The 64-bit ARM architecture
IBM Power Systems, Little Endian
This section describes CentOS installation terminology. Different terminology can be used for the same concepts, depending on its upstream or downstream origin.
Anaconda: The operating system installer used in Fedora, CentOS, and their derivatives. Anaconda is a set of Python modules and scripts with additional files like Gtk widgets (written in C), systemd units, and dracut libraries. Together, they form a tool that allows users to set parameters of the resulting (target) system. In this document, the term installation program refers to the installation aspect of Anaconda.