ARM for the future?
  • Order of the Butterfly
    Order of the Butterfly
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    Posts: 365 from 2003/3/28
    Slight aside, modern computing needs are not necessarily about the processor...

    I've just edited a video that took 110 GB of data, near gave my laptop a hernia processing it.
    The video was 4K but the output was only 1080p. I had to keep deleting stuff it took up so much room!

    ..and that was just for a YouTube video of me walking up a hill!

    At that sort of resolution, it's all going to come down to disc speed, not CPU speed. I wouldn't like to think what it'd be like editing 4K or -shudder- 8K!
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    takemehomegrandma
    Posts: 2648 from 2003/2/24
    @minator

    Things are about to take a major leap on that front soon AFAICT, much is happening on chip based storage now (like Optane but others as well) and with the related transfer buses as well; seems Intel is locking on to PCI Express v5.0 for 2021 (with a brief use of PCI-E v4 more as a stop-gap solution) and USB4/Thunderbolt4 is about to be rolled out. A major leap on all fronts soon, at least from Intel.
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  • Paladin of the Pegasos
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    Posts: 1979 from 2003/6/4
    Apple confirmed their switch of their computers to the ARM ISA now.
    Interesting.

    https://www.osnews.com/story/131941/apple-transitions-the-mac-to-its-own-arm-processors/
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  • Order of the Butterfly
    Order of the Butterfly
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    Surprised this didn't get more comment here. Huge move by Apple but not at all surprising.
    I'm surprised they took so long, their processors surpassed Intel clock-for-clock some years ago.


    In other news, the worlds top supercomputer is also now Arm based:

    https://www.techspot.com/news/85733-japan-takes-top-spot-supercomputer-list-arm-powered.html

    I knew they were doing an Arm based machine years ago, but I had no idea it was going to be No.1.
    I don't work for Arm any more, so I don't find out stuff like this nowadays :-/
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    Andreas_Wolf
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    Addendum:

    > the most recent chip they sell with PPC A2 cores (PowerEN)
    > has been introduced in early 2010.

    This was unexpected:

    "the "wire-speed processor" [...] (PowerEN) SoC [...] was not released."
    https://github.com/openpower-cores/a2i
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    By the way will ARM be big endian again?
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