By introducing Core i and Pentium processors based on dual-core Ivy Bridge design with power consumption between 7W and 13W, Intel brings its highest-performing CPU micro-architecture to devices that previously utilized low-power micro-architectures, such as Intel Atom. In general, this demonstrates the company’s commitment to bring down power consumption of its mainstream chips down to the levels when they become competitive in ultra-mobile segments. At the same time, Intel shows that Atom micro-architectures will from now on be focused around minimum power consumption so to compete against ARM.
Intel stock will still decline long term ........why?
Massive shift to cheap SoC is the future...$30- ton $45 instead of $200CPU's/.........and ARM competition is now entrenched as leader in its space.............
From investor point of view: Revenues will decline and margins will shrink at Intel.....and keep shrinking for years to come
Intel is not the same Gorilla.........which can afford throw cash out like before ..that si why LION is bearish on INTEL now...........
Intel Monopoly era came to an end in 2012
Sentiment: Strong Sell
'Massive shift to cheap SoC is the future...$30- ton $45 instead of $200CPU's/.........and ARM competition is now entrenched as leader in its space.'
$200 cpus will always be sold just like $200 gpus. As you love Nvidia so much you should be aware that its gpu profits are depending on integrated gpus on SoCs not obsoleting its expensive discrete gpus. You can't pretend these discrete gpus will carry on living but not the expensive high performance cpus they are paired with lol. You bashers are so logically flawed ;-).
'Intel Monopoly era came to an end in 2012'
Nope, 2012 was the year the Empire's tentacles effortlessly reached into the mobile arena.
I expect to hear about several new products announced at CES which have 7w Ivy Bridge ULV CPUs. These will be available very soon, this is Intel's answer to the A15 in 2013!
Sentiment: Strong Buy
Dell has built a prototype server based on a 64-bit ARM processor from Applied Micro Circuits, which showed the system at a conference in Silicon Valley on Thursday.
Dell has already said it was testing servers based on 32-bit ARM chips from Marvel and Calxeda, but this is the first time it has shown any hardware based on a 64-bit ARM processor. Sixty-four-bit chips are generally better suited to server use than 32-bit parts.
Proponents say ARM chips will be more energy efficient than x86 processors that Intel makes for certain cloud and analytics workloads, but the market is in its early stages, with plenty of hardware and software development work to be done. Analysts estimate the first 64-bit ARM servers won’t actually hit the market before 2014.
AppliedMicro hosted a session on Thursday at ARM’s TechCon conference, where it tried to illustrate how various elements of the 64-bit ARM server “ecosystem” are coming together.
It was joined by representatives from Red Hat and Cloudera, both of whom said they’ll have software ready for testing on 64-bit ARM chips next year. Oracle was also there, pledging a version of Java SE for 64-bit ARM processors, though it didn’t give a timeframe.
AppliedMicro CEO Paramesh Gopi, in full showman mode, pulled away a black cloth cover to reveal the Dell server at the end of his talk. He didn’t describe it in any detail but it appeared to be a two-rack-unit chassis with four or five individual servers, or “sleds,” that slide into the frame.
The hardware was a prototype, and it’s still unknown if Dell will actually sell an ARM-based server using AppliedMicro technology. Dell is experimenting with ARM components from several suppliers, and it was also at AMD’s event Monday when it announced plans to build ARM-based server chips.
“We don’t have any plans to make generally available an ARM-based server right now—that includes the Applied Micro-based prototype you saw,” Dell spokeswoman Erin Zehr said via email. “We’re currently focused on ecosystem enablement—giving developers access to clusters so they can test or write to ARM,” she said.
The processor inside the Dell system, which AppliedMicro called an “X-Gene” processor, was also an early prototype. Gopi said X-Gene parts will be ready for customers to begin testing in the first quarter next year, with commercial products coming later in 2013.
But AppliedMicro does now have actual prototype silicon, which is a step up from the HotChips conference in August, when it showed a server board with a mock-up chip.
It demonstrated its hardware in action Thursday. It showed a website running on what Gopi said was a prototype X-Gene server built by AppliedMicro and located in a remote data center. He streamed a trailer for the new James Bond film, which appeared to run smoothly.
“We are literally months away, ladies and gentlemen,” he said. “In Q1 next year, you’ll have not only silicon but also the software I just showed you and systems to go around it.” He was still referring to prototype systems, however.
Gopi also unveiled three server reference designs that AppliedMicro has come up with, to show server makers what they can build. They’re dubbed X-Memory, X-Compute and X-Storage, depending on the target application.
The X-Storage system is aimed at Hadoop-type analytics applications, and combines a sea of hard disks with a single X-Gene server board. It had a total 36TB of storage, Gopi said.
ARM offers two types of licenses for its chip designs. Companies can buy an architectural license, as AppliedMicro did, and design their own processor from scratch. That allows for greater customization, but takes more time and money. They can also buy a license for a finished processor design.
ARM unveiled its 64-bit architecture, ARMv8, at last year’s TechCon. The news earlier this week was that ARM has now released its first 64-bit processor designs, the Cortex-A57 and A53. Chips based on those designs could appear by the end of this year.
A15 is not the chip for servers
this what is coming 64bit ARMv8-A ....this architecture will take INTEL
While I’m very excited about the Cortex A15, Mali T-604 and Cortex A7, I’m even more excited for ARMv8 architecture, and new chips such as the successors of Cortex A15, Mali T6xx and Cortex A7 that will appear starting in 2014. ARM has been getting enormous demand for their ARMv8 architecture, which is still a couple of years away; the support for the 64 bit ARM architecture will be there from day one, rather than still having weak support for it many years later. This is the unfortunate case with Intel and AMD’s 64 bit architectures and this is why they lag behind in a market they helped initially create.
Whatever this means for Android, we shall see, but since everyone is going to support it, including the Linux community, and this means that many Linux operating systems will work by default on all future 64 bit chips! Potentially, it might make Android upgrades and installing Android on different devices a lot easier, too.