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  • AWS Lambda Functions Powered by AWS Graviton2 Processor for Better Price to Performance Ratio

    AWS Graviton2 processors are 64-bit Arm-based processors custom built by AWS to offer customers a better price to performance ratio for workloads like web and mobile backends, data, and media processing. Recently, AWS announced the general availability (GA) of AWS Lambda functions powered by AWS Graviton2 processors.

  • How x86 to arm64 Translation Works in Rosetta 2

    Along with its plan to transition their Macintosh line from Intel CPUs to its own CPUs, dubbed Apple Silicon, Apple announced Rosetta 2, a binary translation software that aims to smooth out the process. Thanks to Rosetta 2, most x86 programs will be able to execute after an initial translation step.

  • 55th Anniversary of Moore's Law

    April 2020 marks 55 years since Intel co-founder Gordon Moore published ‘Cramming more components onto integrated circuits’. For over 50 years Intel and its competitors kept making Moore’s law come true, but more recently efforts to push down chip feature size have been hitting trouble with limitations in economics and physics that force us to consider what happens in a post Moore’s law world.

  • Benchmarks for Amazon's Graviton2 Arm Processor

    AnandTech has published 'Amazon's Arm-based Graviton2 against AMD and Intel' which includes comprehensive benchmarks across Amazon’s general purpose instances. The cost analysis section describes ‘An x86 Massacre’, as while the pure performance of the Arm chip is generally in the same region as the x86 competitors, its lower price means the price/performance is substantially better.

  • The Status of Android Porting to Other Platforms

    Android is running mostly on ARM-based hardware, but there are attempts to bring it to other platforms. One of them is the well-known x86 platform used by many PCs and laptops, the other is MIPS, used in embedded systems mostly based on Linux, and lately on Android.

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