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10/27/2011 09:27 PM EDT
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krisi
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krisi   10/27/2011 11:39:06 PM
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This is very interesting....AMCC getting into ARM server processor biz! Kris

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Neo10   10/28/2011 2:17:52 AM
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Nvidia, AMCC, Calxeda, HP, hmm.. surely the arena is hotting up in the pwoer efficient server space. Who would have imagined 5 years back that ARM would try to wiggle it's way into the enterprise space. A very bold step into Goliaths for the the little David. This opens up a lot of new oppurtunities for linux/windows based enterprise startups banking on ARM technology.

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TingLu   10/28/2011 3:21:17 AM
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When nVidia's implementation will come out?

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Kinnar   10/28/2011 7:18:47 AM
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AMCC has come up very fast with the working FPGA prototype of 64bit ARM V8 Series of Processors. When can the silicon will release it will be in high demand if the manufacturer announces the support for the operating system.

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DBSingh180   10/28/2011 5:15:53 PM
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MS is going to support ARM starting windows 8. I have a sense that it's also going to be for 64-bit. The most encouraging part of this news article is a chip company demonstrating a new architecture using FPGA and not wasting huge sum on getting a test vehicle done for architecture eval. Hope good sense prevails and this continues....

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cdhmanning   10/28/2011 7:26:56 PM
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Not at all surprising really. Power consumption and cooling (flip sides of the same coin) have always been a problem for servers. The only thing really keeping ARM out of server space has been the lack of 64-bit

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timemerchant   10/30/2011 8:12:41 AM
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It was a matter of time. Well done. IBM charged AMCC a wack for the PowerPC 4xx cores, and MIPS did the same to their customers, while ARM charged modest licencing fees (see annual statements). Don't worry too much about the Intel/ ARM competition, the competition between the various ARM vendors will be fierce. It will take a while before you can walk into a store and assemble a motherboard, some RAM, an Intel or AMD 64-bit quad core and cheap hard drive. As for porting software, memory mapped I/O on the ARM and C/C++ software favours RISC; just look at the output of a compiler, and anyway, if you need to write in assembler, anything is better than the curse of the x86 instruction set. There is one Intel, the pie for ARM is cut into over a hundred pieces.

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rick merritt   10/30/2011 2:58:39 PM
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They haven't said, but I suspect they will try to have something sampling in 2012 and in production in 2013--probably initially leveraging their graphics cores and thus more focused on clients than servers

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TingLu   10/31/2011 2:42:17 PM
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If I am Intel, I will be worried. I think Intel should seriously consider to license v8 Architecture as they did many years ago to create Xscale. Combining with its processing technology and server experience, it will leave no room for other v8 licensees to grow in this sector.

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TingLu   10/31/2011 2:54:39 PM
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AMCC started to work with ARM really early. nVidia is probably behind since there was rumor that it was working x86 chip design. I guessed it changed course when MS announced Windows ARM support at beginning of this year. Although lack of vision, nVidia has immense amount of execution power. I will not feel surprised it will catch up from behind.

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