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Startup Develops x86 Emulator for ARM Microprocessors.

Started by: jijibu | Date 10/02/12 11:55:53 PM
Comments: 8 | Last Comment:  10/04/12 05:31:59 PM

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Considering the fact that ARM-based central processing units (CPUs) are generally slower than x86 chips, the emulation software is still not absolutely the best way to drive ARM processors into servers.


They can put together too many ARM cores instead of 4/6/8/12 CPU cores and get good performance at admirable TDP
2 1 [Posted by: jijibu  | Date: 10/02/12 11:55:53 PM]
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But, as of now. 4 ARM cores < 4 x86 cores performance wise. x86 is getting there with TDP, but ARM does take the cake tdp wise, but at the sacrifice of performance, which is what many physical data centers in general are striving for.
2 0 [Posted by: veli05  | Date: 10/03/12 12:31:38 PM]
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I assume this will be used to ease the transition to ARM, with the expectation that more native software will be developed once adoption picks up the pace.
0 0 [Posted by: sanity  | Date: 10/03/12 06:31:44 PM]
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"However, the impact that such chips can have on server market is relatively limited as they cannot run mainstream programs designed for x86 chips made by Advanced Micro Devices or Intel Corp."

It is true to desktops but has nothing to do with servers. A lot of servers run Linux which is already fine with ARM. Other than that most servers run a handful of specific software for certain services. In case ARM starts spreading those applications (and Windows server editions as well) will transition in no time.
0 0 [Posted by: Martian  | Date: 10/03/12 08:00:13 PM]
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If the task is picking up trash scattered on the field, then 100 men will probably finish the task quicker than one bull-dozer. But if the task is to move a big rock, then 100 men probably duck behind the bulldozer.
1 1 [Posted by: Tukee44  | Date: 10/03/12 08:18:41 PM]
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Wow, I'm shocked that Elbrus and MCST are still around after their last round of....um.... "breakthroughs".

For those who don't have long memories, Elbrus made a big splash in 2000 when they announced that their E2000 VLIW processor would be out at 1.2 GHz in ~2002, with several times the performance and much lower power consumption than then-current high performance processors such as Alpha EV68. They finally shipped a 300 MHz part in 2005, with rather noncompetitive performance.

What's Russian for "VC scam"?
0 0 [Posted by: patrickjchase  | Date: 10/04/12 05:31:59 PM]
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