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geeteam posted a topic in Mobile NewsA "senior ARM official" has confirmed for Korean media that the chip architecture developer has been working with Samsung to bring a 64-bit processor to its smartphones and tablets next year. The CPU should belong to Samsung's Exynos family, and is likely planned as a direct response to the 64-bit Apple A7 chipset, as found in the iPhone 5s and the new iPads. “Executives from Samsung and ARM had a meeting today. They discussed the ARM 64-bit chip, which is expected to be used in Samsung’s smartphone next year,” were the senior manager's exact words. Cortex-M processors, for devices such as a smart home system, have been discussed during the meeting as well, where ARM’s executive vice president of commercial and global development, Antonio Viana, has allegedly been present. The insider also noted that 128-bit processors are being bandied about at ARM as a possibility, but not until two years from now. source
geeteam posted a topic in Mobile NewsA senior official for ARM has confirmed that Samsung is on track to release a smartphone equipped with a 64-bit Exynos chip in 2014. While speaking to reporters at the ARM Technology Symposia 2013 in Seoul, the senior manager at ARM, said that, “Executives from Samsung and ARM had a meeting today. They discussed the ARM 64-bit chip, which is expected to be used in Samsung’s smartphone next year.” The official also mentioned that a 128-bit processor could be released within the next two years but insisted that it is just a possibility and not a plan. Samsung has been rumored to be readying their next flagship, the Galaxy S5, with a 64-bit Exynos Octa processor for launch in January but no other information about their plans has been revealed yet. The meeting with ARM executives confirms that there is a possibility of a 64-bit chip making it into the next Samsung flagship. Apple launched the iPhone 5s last month which uses the 64-bit A7 SoC, making it the first smartphone to feature the architecture. Samsung's mobile head JK Shin had made a statement to Korea Times that, "our next smartphones will have 64-bit processing capability," when talking about the Apple chip at that time. Source
Turk posted a topic in Technology NewsBy Peter Bright - Jan 29 2014, 10:45am AUSEST Calls itself the first server CPU company with an ARM chip. AMD announced plans to build ARM server CPUs back in 2012. Today the company took a big step towards making those chips a reality, announcing that an 8-core ARM System-on-Chip would begin sampling in March. Codenamed "Seattle," the processors will be branded Opteron A-series and built on a 28 nm process. The first of these will be the A1100. This will have 4 or 8 cores based on ARM's Cortex-A57 design. This is a high performance, 64-bit ARM core, and it will run at clock speeds of at least 2 GHz. The chips will have up to 4MB of level 2 cache and 8MB of level 3 cache, with both caches shared across all the cores. They'll support dual channel DDR3 or DDR4, with up to 128GB RAM. The chips will also include a bunch of connectivity: eight PCIe 3 lanes, eight SATA 3 ports, and two 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports. Rounding out the SoCs, they'll also include dedicated engines for cryptography and compression. The whole thing has an expected power usage of 25W. While these chips are aimed at high density, low power servers, AMD is also putting together a micro-ATX development kit built around the A1100. This will include a Fedora-based Linux environment with development tools, Apache, MySQL, PHP, and Java 7 and 8. This software stack is consistent with the goals of these low power servers: running Web applications is likely to be their primary role. AMD has grand ambitions for ARM in the server room. The company estimates that by 2019, 25 percent of the server market will use ARM processors with widespread use of custom designs in large datacenters. AMD believes that it will be the leader of this ARM Server market, as it brings its existing server processor expertise to bear. However, it can't be taken for granted that ARM will make itself a big force in the server room. Calxeda, an early pioneer of ultra high density, low power ARM servers, announced that it was closing down late last year in spite of tens of millions of funding and a partnership with HP. http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2014/01/amd-reveals-its-first-arm-processor-8-core-opteron-a1100