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Shot in the ARM: New chip design aims to boost mobile gadget speed and performance

ARM, chip, microprocessor, smart phone

Smart phones have become today’s PCs, enabling mobile connection to the Internet, messaging and thousands of different apps. But for the smart phone to progress to an even higher level of sophistication and acceptance, it’s going to need microprocessors, or chips, that can supply even more power, without draining the battery. No problem, says ARM [...]

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Software behaving badly: Machine learning could resolve issues raised by multicore processors

University of Washington, multicore, processor

What personal computers have gained in speed with the introduction of multicore processors that split up workloads they may be losing in reliability. This is because software applications are written to execute different actions in a specific order. When different pieces of code are processed out of order (thanks to multiprocessors’ division of labor), it [...]

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