Order of the Butterfly
Posts: 365 from 2003/3/28
x86 doesn't scale downwards, but ARM doesn't scale upwards.
ARM v8 is an architecture, you can scale it however you like.
See my previous comment about Fujitsu. They're putting ARM in a top end supercomputer. That's not going to be a mobile processor. There's numerous other companies working on big server and networking chips.Quote:
Both have tried to nibble at the territory of the other for ten years now, without success.
ARM hasn't even tried to get into the desktop market. It's a small market (yes, really), and there's really big, aggressive competitor.
ARM is however going after servers, and HPC. It's not so x86 centric, and these days they're getting very concerned about power.
They're also more concerned about throughput than single threaded performance.Quote:
I'm still waiting for evidence of where ARM has successfully moved onto the desktop or laptop arenas. Or even game consoles.
The Samsung A15 Chromebook was the top selling laptop on Amazon for months.
Intel pushed back there but this has just been announced:http://liliputing.com/2016/07/acer-chromebook-13-mediatek-mt8173-processor-coming-soon.htmlQuote:
A seven watt CPU from 2016 can't compete with a seventy watt CPU from 2016. It's just physics.
Yes. It's pretty impressive what you can do when you lift the limits:https://www.top500.org/news/chinese-chipmaker-unveils-speedy-64-core-arm-processor/