AppliedMicro’s 64-core chip could spark off ARM core war

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By Agam Shah, IDG News Service | August 12th, 2014 A decade-old race to crank up core counts in x86 chips may have lulled, but the competition has just started picking up in ARM processors. AppliedMicro, which is making 64-bit ARM processors, will put up to 64 cores in its upcoming X-Gene 3 server chip,…

AMD mulls custom ARM 64-bit server chips

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By Agam Shah, IDG News Service | August 11th, 2014 AMD said it will customize 64-bit ARM server chips for customers, but first needs to see how the market evolves. Advanced Micro Devices may be willing to make custom ARM server chips for customers, much like it made custom chips for the Xbox One and…

Processor delays hurt ARM server adoption, Dell exec says

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By Agam Shah, IDG News Service | August 4th, 2014 The low-power advantage in ARM server chips is diminishing, says Dell’s server chief. Expectations for the success of ARM servers are diminishing as processors and product releases get delayed, a top Dell executive said. Dell is offering servers based on ARM processors for testing. But…

Red Hat aims at standardization with Linux for 64-bit ARM servers

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By Joab Jackson, IDG News Service | July 30th, 2014 Red Hat wants Linux for ARM servers to avoid the fragmentation that plagued Unix in decades past. Red Hat has developed a version of the Linux operating system that can be used to test chips and associated hardware based on the ARMv8-A 64-bit architecture for…

AMD’s new 64-bit ARM board points way to x86 coexistence

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By Agam Shah, IDG News Service | July 30th, 2014 AMD’s 64-bit server development board has the company’s first ARM processors. Advanced Micro Devices is moving closer to a motherboard design that will accept both x86 and ARM chips with the shipment of its first 64-bit ARM board. The Opteron A1100-Series developer hardware is an…

Low-cost Android tablets to get 4K video with Allwinner 64-bit chip

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By Agam Shah, IDG News Service | July 23rd, 2014 Starting next year, tablets with Allwinner’s new chip could sell for $250, analyst says/ Low-cost Android tablets with 64-bit processors and 4K video decoding capabilities could be around the corner, thanks to Allwinner’s plan to ship its first 64-bit ARM processor by year end. Allwinner…

ARM develops second wave of 64-bit processors

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By Agam Shah, IDG News Service | July 22nd, 2014 ARM’s Maya and Artemis chips are already being licensed to mobile device makers. ARM is developing its second wave of 64-bit processors as it tries to maintain its edge over Intel in smartphones and tablets. The chips — called Maya and Artemis — are already…

Samsung, Arm and Nest launch Thread Group to tie home IoT devices together

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By Stephen Lawson, IDG News Service | July 15th, 2014 Products based on the networking specification are due next year. Google’s Nest subsidiary and heavy hitters including Samsung Electronics and Arm Holdings are launching the latest bid to make sensors, cameras, appliances and other devices in homes easily talk to each other. Machines are already…