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MIPS plans 64-bit multithreaded cores

3/28/2011 02:00 AM EDT
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Dave.Dykstra
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Dave.Dykstra   3/29/2011 4:36:08 AM
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This is a very interesting and timely advance in processors. The industry has been looking for 64-bit multithreading chips for some time, although many are asking why they are needed since the full capabilities of 32-bit multithreading chips are often not utilized yet.

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metafor   3/28/2011 2:03:16 PM
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Note that Marvell is an architectural licensee of ARM and designs their own cores (formerly XScale). They don't need ARM to come out with a 64-bit core. However, all the ARM licensees need ARM to standardize a 64-bit ISA before they can release an implemented core.

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