Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 18th Sep 2009 17:30 UTC, submitted by Moulinneuf
Hardware, Embedded Systems We all know (and love?) ARM as the company which focusses on licensing designs for power-efficient yet still powerful processors, mostly used in embedded devices. The Cambridge company has been looking to expand into the netbook market, and has now announced a new step in this process with a number of new multicore Cortex-A9 designs.
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RE: Solaris on ARM
by cb88 on Sat 19th Sep 2009 16:59 UTC in reply to "Solaris on ARM"
cb88
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2009-04-23

Yep if ARM has a better heat/proformace ratio the it could well be considered for datacenters since that would be a major breakthrough

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RE[2]: Solaris on ARM
by bnolsen on Sat 19th Sep 2009 20:49 in reply to "RE: Solaris on ARM"
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2006-01-06

A very sizable portion of an x86 die is devoted to translating the x86 instructions into some other instruction set. Apparently ARM doesn't need to do this (for now).

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