Linked by David Adams on Thu 30th Sep 2010 20:39 UTC, submitted by fran
Hardware, Embedded Systems "Arm plans to add multithreading capabilities to future architectures as it tries to boost the performance of its processors, a company representative said on Tuesday. The company is looking to include multithreading capabilities depending on application requirements in different segments, said Kumaran Siva, segment marketing manager at Arm, at the Linley Tech Processor conference in San Jose, California"
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RE[3]: 64-bit - Processor architecture
by BlueofRainbow on Sun 3rd Oct 2010 03:10 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: 64-bit"
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The ARM was conceived by antithesis to the most complex CISC at the time - the National Semiconductor Series 32000. The stated aim of the Series 32000 design was to put a VAX on a chip and its designers did that - along with its complexity.

Acorn had some experience with the hardware and software challenges associated with the NS32016 which they used as a co-processor to a 6502 based workstation.

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