Wow, this is astounding. A 64 bit arm will certainly open a pandoras box hitherto unexplored. This is big news indeed and ARM is upping it's ante in the power play over next generation cpus. Don't see any immediate application for this in the mobile world, even for a tablet but as the CTO says it will be robust by the time the world needs it.
Windows will likely run on it, Dirk. In the press release that was issued earlier a general manager at Microsoft, KD Hallman, said:
"ARM is an important partner for Microsoft," adding, "The evolution of ARM to support a 64-bit architecture is a significant development for ARM and for the ARM ecosystem. We look forward to witnessing this technology's potential to enhance future ARM-based solutions."