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10/15/2013 02:00 AM EDT
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Re: 3 GHz target
Hughston   10/17/2013 12:17:15 PM
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The reason for these fast processors and multiple cores is because the programmers write bad code.  If they knew how to write good code and architect a system well, then they could use a slower processor and fewer cores.

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Re: To ARMs!
TarraTarra!   10/19/2013 1:26:25 PM
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The new 64b architecture is comparable to Intel - not ho-hum by any means!

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Re: 3 GHz target
TarraTarra!   10/19/2013 1:27:16 PM
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Rick, do you believe they will hit 3GHz? They apparently are having trouble hitting 2GHz on 28nm.

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Another me-too?
TarraTarra!   10/19/2013 1:36:03 PM
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Rick seems to be swooning like a teenager at a Bieber concert.

 

This is a roadmap annoucement - they do not have anything to show other than slides. The production is slated to be late 2015 according to Linley. In reality I don't see it happening anytime before 2016. By then other 64b ARM players will be on their second/third generation in the same technology.

So what is their differentiation? NFV? That is a bunch of baloney - NFV has very little to do with processor silicon and more to do with higher level applications - maybe switch silicon but even that is questionable. Any processor that support virtualization will support NFV.

 

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