Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Sep 2010 13:00 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems So, we have Intel and AMD. These guys are doing pretty well in laptops, servers, and of course desktops, but when it comes to mobile devices, they've so far been unable to adapt the x86 architecture to the stricter requirements that come with those devices. ARM, on the other hand, pretty much owns this market at this point. And you know what? It's time for Intel and AMD to get worried - really worried. ARM has just announced its Cortex-A15 MPCore chips - which will reach 2.5Ghz in quad-core configurations.
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While I know that there are devices with a few ARM chip in them, it is not clear whether you can run one OS with multiple ARM CPUs (more than one socket). AFAIK there has to be hardware support for that (as in ARM has to design the chips with support)

And anyways, A15s are coming 2013 .. YEAH!
Apple is probably expanding iOS to run normal laptops by then. I think at some point OSX with only be on the PRO line. ARM chips will have extra hardware for demanding tasks like video encoding.

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