The ARM Media Processing Division’s Jem Davies and Ian Smythe talk about the latest news on the ARM Mali Graphics technology, implementation, performance and the technological direction which we can look forward to.
Nandan Nayampally, ARM’s Director of CPU Product Marketing provides an overview of this new ARM Processor announcement with information about how it is designed, how it works, where it can be used.
ARM is launching the 64bit ARMv8 processor. This is the keynote video. I’ll link to the official video if they release it.
ARM CTO Mike Muller keynote starts now.
Yes this is it, this is the next generation ARM Processor. The ARM Cortex-A15 processor is already being taped out. That means they are able to make the processor. In the next steps they tweak more things, it’ll take a few more months for fully configured ARM Cortex-A15 SoCs to be showcased and another few more months for those to reach products that can be sold to consumers on the market. The performance is huge. At the same clock speed the Cortex-A15 is said to be at least 50% faster than ARM Cortex-A9, but it can be made to run at much higher frequency, all the while using less power. This prototype does not include any GPU, it’s just an unoptimized ARM demo running some non-GPU Android. Look forward to my interviews to be posted during the next days with the ARM representatives talking about the features of this processor.
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William Hohl is ARM’s Worldwide University Relations Manager, he talks about what ARM does for universities worldwide, for students to learn to work on ARM technologies, working on curriculum and tools suggestions and standardization.
Jem Davies is ARM Fellow, VP of technology in the Media Processing Division of ARM, he speaks at the AMD Fusion Developer Summit conference. He talks about Power, Heterogeneous computing, Moore’s Law in the next decade, open standards for massive parallel GPU computing and more.
What do you think about ARM speaking at the AMD conference? First step before AMD announcing that they’ll make an ARM processor? Why wouldn’t AMD also make an ARM Processor? Post your opinions about this keynote in the comments. Jem Davies posted this blog post on blogs.arm.com a few days ago in preparation for his keynote at the AMD conference.
You can watch the full 47-minute official keynote video here: http://developer.amd.com/afds/pages/rebroadcast2.aspx (you have to register with name/email to watch the full flash video)
Let me know if you can find an official video with better sound quality and I will embed it here.
- How soon will AMD start to make ARM processors? (armdevices.net)
- ARM VP To Keynote AMD Developer Conference (hardware.slashdot.org)
- AMD trumpets next-gen GPU architecture (go.theregister.com)
ARM President Tudor Brown video interviewed about ARM history, competitors and the Cambridge culture
Check out this awesome video interview with ARM President Tudor Brown conducted by Rob Symes of Campbell Black, hear Tudor Brown talk about how ARM was founded 20 years ago, a sometimes hilarious interview about ARM’s Cambridge British/European technology company attitude:
We assumed it wouldn’t work. That was the nature of our British Cambridge attitude. Here we go again, this would never work. But never mind, it’s fun, let’s make a go of it. And that was kind of the attitude that had been bred into us at Acorn. Many of us had been working at Acorn for many years, we created some great technology, but commercialy it had been a flop. And indeed the first products that were based on ARM, when ARM set out as a separate company, were all flops commercialy. It was a set of sales flops, I can list them:
- the Acorn computers which were really not very successful,
- the Apple Newton which was the first PDA which was the whole raison d’etre for the company that was clearly a flop,
- the 3DO multiplayer first CD based games machine in the world, based on ARM, commercial flop,
- the Sega Dreamcast, games machine, flop
- and so it went on.. we were kind of used to that.
It was a very important point that we were running the company as a bunch of pessimists, very lean and mean, on the basis that we weren’t going to build the company up on the hope of some future growth, we were going to run the company on the basis that what we had today had to last.
Ian Drew is the Executive VP of Marketing at ARM, here is my recording of most of his keynote at Computex 2011 in Taipei today. Sorry about the missing first 3 minutes, sorry for the slight shaking in the first few minutes (as I was trying to get to a better chair) and sorry that I don’t have direct sound recording from the microphone. I couldn’t see if Computex organizers were actually recording these speeches on official video to publish on their website, if you find another better recording of this keynote please post the video link in the comments.