Arm desktop systems are quite a rarity. In fact, it’s quite an issue for the general Arm software ecosystem in terms of having appropriate hardware for developers to actually start working in earnest on more optimised Arm software. To date, the solution to this has mostly been using cloud instances of various Arm server hardware – it can be a legitimate option and new powerful cloud instances such as Amazon’s Graviton2 certainly offer the flexibility and performance you’d need to get things rolling. However, if you actually wanted a private local and physical system, you’d mostly be relegated to small low-performing single-board computers which most of the time had patchy software support. It’s only been in the last year or two where Arm-based laptops with Qualcomm...
One of the key elements I’ve always found frustrating with basic software development is that it can often be quite difficult to actually get the hardware in hand you...39 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 4/22/2020
The drive to putting Arm into the server space has had its ups and downs. We’ve seen the likes of Applied Micro/Ampere, Broadcom/Cavium/Marvell, Qualcomm, Huawei, Fujitsu, Annapurna/Amazon, and even...55 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 12/23/2019
One of the critical elements to all these new server-class Arm processors is availability. We are not yet at the point where these chips are freely sold on the...19 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 12/6/2019
One of the companies working to put Arm processors into the cloud is Ampere, and the proliferation of Arm in the cloud is continuing to grow. Cloud company Packet...16 by Ian Cutress on 3/29/2019