>A57 when everyone else is shipping A72 in 2016
>Another Massive Delay
Its a cool platform but there is really no market for it so it wasn't pushed out very fast. I assume we will see cooler stuff if the reaction to this is good. This would be a pretty powerful platform for hosting webservers.
Yeah, they've been available since then too, Most all of these slides have been public since then as well. This isn't anything new, they're just giving a presentation on it to try and drum up hype.
The only notable thing about it is that its ARM. Xeon Ds absolutely destroy it in performance and perf/watt. Though if a someone was interested in investing in ARM and wanted to start with a small rack to flesh out their software, then this is pretty much the only approachable starting point.
>doesn't understand anything at all
Hilarious how motherfucking stupid the average poster is here. This is a low TDP chip for small dense clusters, it is not a Xeon suited for HPC, or any other extreme workloads. Its fitting a niche, and 128GB per socket is nothing to scoff at.
Not a chance. The only A57 hardware I've seen for sale (aside from actual phones) are dev boards for the Snapdragon ($500), the AppliedMicro X-Gene ($1500-$2500), and the Cavium ThunderX ($6000+).
I'd really like to build an ARM desktop (just for the hell of it, basically) but I don't want to shell out thousands just to get tolerable performance.
ARM needs to die already. This meme has plagued us long enough.