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TarraTarra!
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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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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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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
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!
Robotics Developer   10/16/2013 8:08:20 PM
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If the 64bit ARM family comes out strong (good offerings x4 x8 etc.) and with higher processing speeds than have been available (2+ GHz) then I can see ARM winning big.  Last I looked (a few months ago and not real hard) there was just not much real powerful silicon in production.  Now we are hearing about all this 64bit multi-core work, well time will tell, but it looks like a great opportunity for ARM!

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3 GHz target
rick merritt   10/16/2013 12:41:36 PM
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I did not mention that Bcom believes the core can hit 3 GHz in 16nm FinFET.

Also, two specific areas in which it is working with ARM and others on network virtualization include:

•  An SoC API for a common view of data plane processing functions and consistent data plane programming model for scalable multi-core performance.

•  Optimization of key features in Linux for IO and accelerator virtualization.

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Re: To ARMs!
rick merritt   10/16/2013 4:35:31 AM
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@daleste: Re not expecting Intel to grow: The industry-wide push to SDN is driving a lot of comms apps to x86 servers just as Inte is driving a focus on comms SoCs. I expect them to gain significant ground.

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Re: Won the war?
rick merritt   10/16/2013 4:33:41 AM
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If you count up the design wins, Intel and ARM have won the next big round. Five years out, who knows?

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Won the war?
tb100   10/15/2013 9:59:22 PM
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Nobody ever 'wins the architecture war' or we'd all be using Intel 4004 processors. You can win a battle for a few years, or if you do really well, for a decade.

Certainly ARM has won the battle, in phones and tablets. But the competitors Intel and MIPS are not standing still:

http://www.eetimes.com/author.asp?section_id=36&doc_id=1319799&piddl_msgid=271373#msg_271373

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Re: To ARMs!
daleste   10/15/2013 7:28:49 PM
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Yes, I expect ARM to grow in this market.  With Freescale focused on ARM instead of PowerPC, ARM will become the next winner.  I don't expect the X86 to grow.

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