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ARM signs 64-bit deal with Cavium

8/1/2012 09:45 PM EDT
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re: ARM signs 64-bit deal with Cavium
TarraTarra!   8/2/2012 6:56:12 AM
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So much for MIPS! What is curious is that Cavium decided to license the architecture and implement its own cores - similar to AppliedMicro's X-Gene, although APM has a few years head start on them. This can only be good for the ARM camp with another david arming itself against the Intel goliath. I wonder if cavium is going to stick to its tried and tested sea of wimpy cores like the octeon or will they try to target higher performance.

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memxprt   8/1/2012 11:11:56 PM
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Pretty good move on ARM's behalf. After 4 years of touting their Quadcore-A9 they realized that it simply does not cut it for Server Applications. A9 will always be memory limited since it is a 32-bit CPU. The question remains: Did they really miss the boat of 64-bit since the train has left the station!!

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