Intel is interested in the architecture of ARM big.LITTLE
Intel was also very interested in architecture big.LITTLE (asymmetric cores) of ARM, which combines its Cortex-A15 architecture (big) and cortex-a7 (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 operating 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)Tags: architecture, arm, ARMv7, big, big.LITTLE, Cortex A15, cortex-a7, intel, little, operating, OS, RT Windows, support, SW, system