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Posted by on Sep 16, 2012 in Hardware News |

Intel is interested in the architecture of ARM big.LITTLE

Intel is interested in the architecture of ARM big.LITTLE

During the last event IDF2012 revealed many of its future products among which we mention his future micro-architecture Haswell , their co-processors Xeon Phi , the utility DynamiX and OpenCL accelerated JavaScript engine: River Trail .

Intel was also very interested in architecture big.LITTLE (asymmetric cores) of ARM, which combines its Cortex-A15 architecture (big) and (LITTLE) so that they are distributed among the various types of calculations on demand (Cortex-A7 for light calculations in idle mode and Cortex-A15 for demanding tasks) while achieving significant energy savings.

Even though your interest comments that exist some problems in its implementation, as most systems “tend to think that all nuclei have the same capabilities,” which does not occur in this case.

Apparently Intel’s refusal to support Linux on their Cloverview Atom CPUs , arm has made see this as an opportunity to promote more aggressively big.LITTLE architecture supported on Android, but not in Windows RT.

Link: IDF: Intel is looking at ARM’s Big Little architecture (The Inquirer)

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