Category: ARM

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Atos Bull Sequana X1310 on Cavium ThunderX2 Dibona Supercomputer

Posted by Charbax – December 4, 2017

The Mont-Blanc European Exascale supercomputing project based on ARM power-efficient technology, using Cavium ThunderX2 ARM server processor to power its new High Performance Computing (HPC) prototype with HPC SW infrastructure for ARM with tools, code stacks and libraries and more. The ambition of the Mont-Blanc project is to define the architecture of an Exascale-class compute node based on the ARM architecture, and capable of being manufactured at industrial scale. The Mont-Blanc 3 system being built by a consortium which includes Atos, ARM, AVL (Austrian power train developer) and seven academic institutions, including the Barcelona Supercomputer Center (BSC), implements this ARM for HPC with high memory bandwidth and high core count on Cavium's custom ARMv8 core architecture with out-of-order execution that can run at 3 GHz. The ThunderX2 might be delivering twice the integer and floating point performance compared with ThunderX1 with also twice the memory bandwidth.

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Grant Likely’s Open Source Arcade based on 96Boards

Posted by Charbax – December 3, 2017

Grant Likely has built a custom video-game arcade machine with colorful control buttons and mouse for using with classic arcade game emulators, all Open Source and Open Hardware, with the source code up on GitHub with some links up at http://www.secretlab.ca/archives/240 you can also watch his Arcade assembly time lapse video. Filmed at the Linaro Connect San Francisco 2017.

ARM shows HDR-to-SDR Conversion

Posted by Charbax – November 10, 2017

ARM shows their HDR to SDR conversion processed with their adaptive local tone mapping engine to achieve a dynamic range compression to show HDR content at the highest quality on a regular SDR display. Filmed at the SID Display Week.

ARM Innovation Ecosystem Accelerator (ARM Accelerator)

Posted by Charbax – October 12, 2017

ARM Innovation Ecosystem Accelerator (“ARM Accelerator”) is an international global startup accelerator recruitment network in Mainland China, UK, U.S, Israel, Canada, France, Hong Kong, and Taiwan area, helping startups accelerate development in areas such as VR/AR, Robotics/AI, Smart Car, Smart Healthcare, Smart Home, Smart City. ARM Accelerator is an innovation and acceleration platform featured among ARM's ecosystem. ARM Accelerator focuses on smart hardware and IoT ecosystem. The core advantage of ARM Accelerator is to create an one-stop platform for China and overseas startups and integrates the world-leading IC design companies and scarce, high-value labs to provide the customers all kinds of incubation and acceleration services, such as professional technology consulting, design service, and global promotion and investment matchmaking.

ARM Keynote: Rene Haas, ARM IP Group President at Computex 2017 CPX Conference

Posted by Charbax – June 4, 2017

Keynote at the Computex 2017 CPX Conference by Rene Haas, ARM President, Intellectual Property Group.

ARM Mali-G72

Posted by Charbax – May 29, 2017

ARM Media Processing Group VP, GM and Fellow, Jem Davies announces the ARM Mali-G72 GPU for Machine Learning, VR & High Fidelity Mobile Gaming. 1 billion Mali-based chips were shipped in 2016, With 1.4x the performance of last year's ARM Mali-G71 GPU, 17% more performance in machine learning (ML) efficiency, for local offline GPU compute computer vision facilitated by ALU and data path improvements to reduce energy consumed by data movements with 25% higher energy efficiency and 20% better area efficiency, with multiple Bifrost optimizations including increased tile buffer memory, tiler scalability and L1 cache.

ARM Cortex-A75, ARM Cortex-A55, ARM DynamIQ

Posted by Charbax – May 29, 2017

For faster ARM Powered laptops, smartphones, servers and more, Nandan Nayampally, GM & VP of ARM’s Compute Processing Group announces the ARM Cortex-A75 and ARM Cortex-A55, the new fastest performance, most power efficient ARM designs for high end performance and for mid-range to entry level processing, the first processors launched on ARM DynamIQ technology, designed from the ground up for AI improvements, low latency, acceleration connections, ARM Cortex-A75 delivers 50% improvement in raw integer performance, even greater gains for specialized workloads at given nanometer manufacturing, with these also working even better on newer smaller nanometer manufacturing making these all that faster. ARM Cortex-A75's new performance enables faster ARM Powered Laptops and Smartphones with faster performance and better power efficiency, also suitable for infrastructure (servers, networking, more) and self driving cars and other uses in the automotive industry. ARM Cortex-A55 provides the new LITTLE to Cortex-A75’s big, with 2.5x the power efficiency of its predecessor, bringing performance to the edge across a variety of applications and performance points from IOT edge gateways to mainstream. Combining the two new CPUs in a DynamIQ big.LITTLE cluster gives you multiple configurations, and specifically doubles performance in a 1+7 configuration for example.

ARM Computex 2017 Press Conference

Posted by Charbax – May 29, 2017

Official video of the ARM Press Conference at Computex 2017 in Taipei

source: ARM Taiwan on Facebook

$0.01 Flexible Plastic ARM Processor by PragmatIC

Posted by Charbax – May 21, 2017

Enabling Trillions of ARM processors to be made cheaply to be embedded everywhere as envisioned by ARM owner Masayoshi Son, PlasticARM is an implementation of an ARM Cortex-M0 based 32-bit microprocessor SoC in plastic. Using PragmatIC’s technology, the flexible integrated circuit (FlexIC) is implemented in thin film metal oxides on a polymer substrate, with a total thickness of less than 10um. The latest version uses a 1um cell library, delivering a 10x improvement in footprint over the last 2 years, and significantly advancing the state-of-the-art in printed logic. PlasticARM demonstrates the potential for PragmatIC’s ultra-thin and ultra-low-cost plastic electronics to extend from smart packaging into areas such as wearables and security. You can read more about PragmatIC at http://pragmaticprinting.com This video was filmed at the IDTechEx Show!

You can watch the Keynote presentation by PragmatIC at IDTechEx here:

ARM mbed OS 5.4 with med Cloud device management, bootloader and filesystem infrastructure

Posted by Charbax – May 9, 2017

The mbed OS 5.4 release incorporates functionality to prepare for mbed Cloud device management services including bootloader and filesystem infrastructure and the certified Thread 1.1 stack for developers with target platform support up to 74 targets. Since there's been releases up to mbed OS 5.4.4 you can read more about it here.