Keynote at the Computex 2017 CPX Conference by Rene Haas, ARM President, Intellectual Property Group.
Here's the part of the Microsoft keynote at Computex 2017 where they talk about Windows 10 support on Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, announcing that HP, Lenovo and Asus are going to build thin and light ARM Powered Windows 10 devices with built-in e-SIM LTE support.
Qualcomm demonstrates a full version of Windows 10 running every x86 application through emulation technology that Microsoft and Qualcomm have worked on very hardly to hopefully be able to show good performance running any x86 Windows app on ARM, as the Snapdragon 835 is the fastest ARM processor in the world, at least the fastest ever from Qualcomm. The marketing angle will also position every ARM Powered Windows 10 Laptop as being with built-in Gigabit LTE through an eSIM meaning you will be able to click and subscribe to any Data plan or with your telco agreeing add your Laptop simply to your existing LTE Smartphone package. Consumers will be able to expect amazingly fast LTE connectivity, very long battery life, always connected always standby functionality (checking emails etc in the background even while the Laptop is closed), compatibility with all x86 Windows apps (win32), it will be interesting to see if apps like GIMP, Adobe Photoshop, Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere and other more demanding x86 Windows .exe apps if they can install and run with decent enough performance through this emulator. It will be interesting to see if Microsoft and Qualcomm are able to utilise all the hardware acceleration such as the GPU and all 8 cores of the Snapdragon 835 big.LITTLE "Built on Cortex Technology" platform to speed up the performance even of advanced apps and games to somehow magically perform well through the emulator. Possibly that Qualcomm even designed a specific area on the Snapdragon 835 SoC that is specifically designed to further accelerate the x86 Windows app emulation functionality? Windows 10 on ARM devices will hopefully start shipping at prices around $600-700 in extremely thin and light form factories to be made by Lenovo, HP and Asus and hopefully released worldwide before the end of the year.
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.
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.
Official video of the ARM Press Conference at Computex 2017 in Taipei
source: ARM Taiwan on Facebook
Trying out Space Pirate Trainer on the HTC Vive at the Sandisk booth.
Marvell AndromedaBox Networking Edge development board, following the http://96boards.org size but with larger ports than the initial 96boards spec, it that can be configured to be used in many applications such as mobile NAS (network-attached storage), IoT gateways, home cloud server etc. The board features the 64bit dual-core ARM Cortex-A53 Marvell Armada 3700 processor, PCI-E 2.0 support, a USB 3.0 port, a SATA 3.0 port, a Gigabit Ethernet port, WiFi 802.11ac built in, 8GB of eMMC memory, and Bluetooth 4.2.
The projector shown first is Acer's Predator Z850 model, capable of projecting ultra-wide aspect ratio a 120" screen at 47cm distance. Rated for a brightness of 3000 lumen, the 1080p projector features an Ethernet port, USB port, and dual HDMI inputs, as well as three different modes of projection for particular game scenes. Also on display is Acer's Predator gaming line, including a tablet, a phone, desktops, laptops and monitors (with nVidia's G-Sync technology).
Director of marketing at Marvell SoC product line, here introducing the Marvell Armada 7040 and 8040, featuring dual or quad-core ARM Cortex-A72 configurations with Marvell MoChi and FLC Architecture. The demo quad-core board is shown running two virtual machines with a stress test for two cores. The board comes in 12Gbps (7040) and 24Gbps (8040) variants for network data processing, with a separate IC die for handling network functions. Prospective applications include 4-way NAS devices, network switches, running 3x(4x4) 802.11ac routers etc.