Rick Merritt, EETimes
9/16/2013 12:55 PM EDT
Apple's iPhone 5S, arriving within days, begs the question of what can you do with 64-bit memory addressability in a smartphone. I suspect the answer is, "Not much."
When ARM announced its V8 architecture for a 64-bit core the handwriting was on the wall. This was all about servers where the software stack is pretty much entirely based on 64-bit address spaces.
ARM and as many as a dozen of its SoC partners are gearing up an interesting initiative here that will bear its first fruits in 2014. So far, Intel still has the lead in low-power servers.
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