1. J

    Arm Launches New Neoverse N2 and V1 Server CPUs: 1.4x-1.5x IPC, SVE, and ARMv9 New cores with better microarchitectures, new instructions (including SVE), and adapted to new process nodes. The N2 is an evolution of the N1 used by Amazon and others. The V1 is a...
  2. J

    Qualcomm Completes Acquisition of NUVIA Is the Apple M1 competitor coming? Also the announcement does not mention servers, which was Nuvia original target.
  3. X

    News item about Vidia trying to buy ARM This magazine is pretty solid. x509
  4. Auer

    NVIDIA Brings CUDA to Arm

    "International Supercomputing Conference -- NVIDIA today announced its support for Arm CPUs, providing the high performance computing industry a new path to build extremely energy-efficient, AI-enabled exascale supercomputers. NVIDIA is making available to the Arm® ecosystem its full stack of...
  5. J

    Hot Chips program is out (IBM Power10, AMD Zen 2 & Navi, ARM Neoverse N1,...)
  6. AlphaAtlas

    Developers Install Windows 10 on an Nintendo Switch

    A developer and hacker who goes by "Ben" on Twitter has allegedly shoehorned Windows 10 for ARM into an Nintendo Switch. This is reportedly the same hacker who helped get Windows 10 running on the Lumia 950 and the Raspberry Pi 3, but the Switch doesn't appear to be quite as functional as those...
  7. AlphaAtlas

    Linus Torvalds Comments On Apple's Potential Move to ARM

    Rumors about the Mac's theoretical transition to ARM have been swirling ever since the original iPhone came out, if not earlier, but those rumors got particularly heated last week when both Bloomberg and Axios published reports claiming that the Cupertino-based company could make the switch...
  8. AlphaAtlas

    Intel Officials Allegedly Say that Apple Could Move to ARM Soon

    A recent report from Axios claims that Apple is "widely expected" to move their Mac lineup to custom ARM chips in the next few years. The publication cites a Bloomberg report claiming that Apple plans to merge their software stack and app ecosystem across all platforms, though that could...
  9. AlphaAtlas

    Adobe Considers Using Custom ARM Chips

    A report by Ina Fried on Axios claims that Adobe threw out the idea of powering their software with custom ARM CPUs at an "internal innovation conference" on Tuesday. Adobe CTO Abhay Parasnis posed the question "Do we need to become an ARM licensee? I don't have the answer, but it is something...
  10. cageymaru

    TSMC Nanke 14 Factory Production Interruption Could Affect NVIDIA and Others

    According to reports, the TSMC Nanke 14 Factory has experienced a production shutdown after substandard chemicals used in the manufacturing process ruined tens of thousands of wafers. These defects in the silicon wafers are not able to be detected until after the production run. Companies...
  11. AlphaAtlas

    Huawei Launches Kunpeng 920 ARM Server CPU

    Huawei just announced what they claim to be "the industry's highest-performance Advanced RISC Machine (ARM)-based CPU." The Kunpeng 920 features 64 cores running at 2.6 Ghz, 8 channel DDR4 memory, 2 100G RoCE ports, and support for PCIe 4.0 and CCIX devices. Huawei says they built the server...
  12. AlphaAtlas

    Banana Pi to Launch ARM Server with 24 Cores

    CNXSoft reports that Banana Pi is launching a 24-core ARM server sometime soon. A photo published on their forum suggests that the new offering will feature 24 ARM Cortex A53 processors and 32 GB of RAM. Given its CPU configuration, the site seems to think the server will use a SocioNext SC2A11...
  13. AlphaAtlas

    ARM Introduces Automotive Processor With Simultaneous Multithreading

    Today, ARM announced the Cortex A65AE, ARM's first processor with support for simultaneous multithreading. Like the A76AE that came before it, the A65AE also supports ARM's Split-Lock technology, which allows a pair of cores to execute the same instructions and compare output for extra...
  14. cageymaru

    Qualcomm Layoff Affects ARM Server Division

    Qualcomm is laying off 269 staff members with jobs related to its ARM server division. Qualcomm hasn't announced that it is done with servers, but all indications lead to that conclusion. The Centriq 64-bit 48-core Arm-compatible data-center-grade processor project still lives on through the HXT...
  15. AlphaAtlas

    AWS Launches ARM Instances Based on Custom "Graviton" Processors

    Amazon is seemingly set on diversifying their AWS instance offerings. Just recently, they launched AMD-powered M5a and R5a instances, along with a number of others. But this week, they launched something quite different: A1 instances based on Amazon's custom "Graviton" ARM CPUs. Details on the...
  16. AlphaAtlas

    Mobile SoC Manufacturers are Putting ARM Chips in Notebooks

    Qualcomm already uses the Snapdragon 850 in some Windows PCs, and rumors indicate that they're cooking up a larger chip designed specifically for larger devices. But, according to "industry sources" in contact with Digitimes, they aren't the only mobile SOC manufacturer trying to push into the...
  17. cageymaru

    Samsung Is Bringing the Linux Environment to Smartphones

    Samsung is launching a Linux on DeX beta for certain Samsung smartphones. The Note9 and Tab S4 are the first phones that Samsung has officially sanctioned to be allowed to run a Linux environment and connect to a monitor with a single cable for a PC-like experience. This will allow users to...
  18. AlphaAtlas

    Researchers Build Million-Core Neuromorphic Supercomputer with Massive ARM CPU Array

    Researchers from the University of Manchester have constructed a million-core supercomputer that can allegedly "model more biological neurons in real time than any other machine on the planet." The contraption took over 10 years and many millions of dollars to construct. Unlike traditional...
  19. cageymaru

    The GSA Has Elected New Leadership to Expand the Initiative of the Organization

    AMD CEO and President Dr. Lisa Su has been appointed as Chair of GSA Board of Directors and ARM CEO Simon Segars has been appointed Vice Chair of the global semiconductor organization. The GSA seeks to expand its scope of interest to include systems, software, solutions and services. The...
  20. AlphaAtlas

    Macs Could Jump to ARM in 2020

    TSMC is already making all of Apple's 7nm iPhone chips, and a new report by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggests that TSMC will remain their sole supplier in 2019 and 2020. That isn't a huge surprise, as TSMC, Samsung, and Intel are the only bleeding edge foundries left. Intel is suffering from...
  21. AlphaAtlas

    Eta Compute Brings AI to Tiny Computers Near You

    Don't have enough AI in your IoT devices yet? Eta Compute has you covered. At ARM con, the California-based startup demonstrated low power processors that can train their own neural networks, which they call "One of the holy grails of machine learning." In typical low power devices, neural...
  22. AlphaAtlas

    Samsung Puts Exynos and ISOCELL in Cars

    Samsung is adapting some of the tech from their smartphones for use in the auto industry. According to their press release, Samsung's Exynos automotive processors will retain the performance of their smartphone relatives, while meeting stricter environmental requirements. Samsung touts support...
  23. cageymaru

    TSMC to Start 5nm Production with Full EUV in April 2019

    TSMC has taped out its first chip with limited use of extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUV) and will start risk production on a 5nm node with full EUV in April 2019. "TSMC said that N5 will deliver 14.7% to 17.7% speed gains and 1.8 to 1.86 area shrinks based on tests with Arm A72 cores. The...
  24. AlphaAtlas

    Ampere Launches 32 Core ARM Server Chip

    Ampere, a startup created by former Intel president Renée James, launched their first product: the eMAG 8180. The processor is fabbed on TSMC's 16nm process, and features 32 ARM v8-A cores running at up to 3.3Ghz, 8 channels of DDR4 2667, 42 lanes of PCIE 3.0, and a 125W TDP. Ampere acquired...
  25. DooKey

    Arm Wants to Power Your Next Laptop

    According to Ian Smythe, Senior Director of Marketing, Intel better watch out because Arm processors are on a steady curve to out-compute their competitor at the i5 level. He claims next gen Arm processors based on 7nm and 5nm processes will exceed the performance of Intel chips. Of course this...
  26. cageymaru

    India Develops Processor Based on Open Source RISC-V Design

    The Shakti Processor Project is an open source RISC-V processor developed by students in India with assistance from Intel and its 22nm FinFET Technology. The processors are based on the RISC-V ISA from UC Berkley. The current processor clocks at around 400MHz, but this a great sign of things...
  27. J

    Fujitsu Completes Post-K Supercomputer CPU Prototype, Begins Functionality Trials The post-K prototype will be exhibited at ISC 2018, which will be held in Germany from June 24--28. (48 + 2) or (48 + 4) cores per node, built on top of ARMv8 ISA plus SVE extensions (implemented with 512bit...
  28. modi123

    Hololens2 - Announcing 2nd half 2018; out 2019.

    This certainly makes me happy and I can quit lurking in fleabay for a used hololens from a reputable seller!
  29. DooKey

    ARM Cortex-A76 And Mali-G76 Architectures For Next-Gen Mobile Revealed

    ARM has released details of their new A76 CPU, Mali-G76 GPU, and Mali-V76 VPU. The new design is supposed to have 35% more performance and use 40% less power than last generation. They also claim the new ARM processor will have laptop-class performance and expect it to be within 10% of a Skylake...
  30. DooKey

    Spectre Next Generation is Coming Whether we Like it or Not

    According to the folks over at c't spectre isn't over it's just moving on to the next generation. They say Spectre NG has been confirmed as eight flaws in Intel CPU's that haven't been revealed yet and that some ARM and possibly AMD vulnerabilities are possible as well. So watch out people...
  31. DooKey

    AI Helps Soldiers Learn Faster in Combat

    The U.S. Army Research Lab has developed new AI tools that help soldiers learn faster while in combat. This AI runs on low power devices and helps the soldier put together little clues that they might normally miss or take too long to figure out. According to the lab they've been able to...
  32. D

    Apple Plans to Use Its Own Chips in Macs From 2020, Replacing Intel

    Apple Plans to Use Its Own Chips in Macs From 2020, Replacing Intel
  33. R

    Former Intel President Launches New Chip Company

    Former Intel president Renee James has started a new chip company called Ampere. James came forward today showing their first product, a custom Armv8-A 64-bit server operating at up to 3.3GHz with 1TB of memory and an envelope of 125 watts. She says the announced chip will offer unsurpassed...
  34. R

    Congress Has Questions About Meltdown and Spectre

    Congress has some questions about Meltdown and Spectre, and they are calling out those involved. Members of the Committee on Energy and Commerce have drafted letters to the heads of several companies involved in the security flaw. The companies whose CEO's received letters are; Apple, Amazon...
  35. D

    Intel cleans up its (Custom) foundry act

    Intel, ARM deepen foundry ties pages 2 - 5
  36. DooKey

    Arm is Writing a Free Secure BIOS for Device Makers

    Arm hopes to release open-source code early next year that will help secure IoT devices by encrypting their communications and installing OTA security fixes. They call this the Platform Security Architecture and published details today. Not all IoT devices have problems, but for the smaller...
  37. R

    Army Discovery May Offer New Energy Source

    Army scientists at Aberdeen Proving Ground have made a discovery in the form of an aluminum nanomaterial that can separate the hydrogen and oxygen in water, or any liquid containing water without the need for a catalyst. Dr. Anit Giri said "Also, it is very fast. For example, we have calculated...
  38. FrgMstr

    Brain Chips from ARM and CSNE

    ARM and the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering have teamed up to work on creating a brain-implantable System-on-a-Chip, or SOC as it is know by geeks like us. The initial use of these SoC units is to use it as a bi-directional brain-computer interface in order to remedy...
  39. cageymaru

    The Khronos Group Announces VR Standard Initiative

    The Khronos Group Announces VR Standard Initiative. Khronos Group article. The Khronos Group has just announced their VR...
  40. cageymaru

    The balance of power in gaming (Jon Peddie Research)

    The balance of power in gaming. 57% of gamers are running on AMD Radeon graphics. The gaming hardware market is huge, and bewildering because of its diversity and the marketing hype...