ARM announced a new architecture for its processors, that I describe over at the Next Platform. For most readers of this blog the announcement of the new architecture will prompt questions about what it means for the internet of things. But this design is aimed at more compute intensive machines, such as mobile phones, networking processors and servers working on artificial intelligence.
The new DynamIQ architecture will provide flexible compute, with up to eight different cores in a single cluster on a system on a chip. Each core can run at a different clock speed so a company making an ARM SoC can tailor the silicon to handle multiple workloads at varying power efficiencies. The DynamIQ architecture also adds faster access to accelerators for artificial intelligence or networking jobs, and a resiliency that allows it to be used in robotics, autonomous driving, or any other application where a device uses lots of compute locally rather than over the network.
So for IoT this may not have much direct effect unless we’re focused on autonomous driving and robotics. For more, go read the story at The Next Platform.