Arm on Tuesday unveiled a new suite of intellectual property that promises to bring greater compute performance and efficiency for automotive and industrial automation systems. The new products include the Cortex-A78AE CPU, the Mali-G78 GPU, the Mali-G78AE GPU and the Mali-C71AE ISP. The new Cortex-A78AE CPU is Arm's answer for the automotive and industrial sector's next-gen compute needs. Arm said the CPU is its highest performance safety capable processor, allowing enterprises to run complex workloads for autonomous applications such as mobile robotics and driverless transportation. The CPU's micro-architecture was revamped on a number of fronts and now offers 50% higher bandwidth than the previous generation and a 30% performance uplift compared to its predecessor, according to Arm. "Autonomy has the potential to improve every aspect of our lives, but only if built on a safe and secure computing foundation," said Chet Babla, VP of Automotive and IoT Line of Business at Arm. "As autonomous decision-making becomes more pervasive, Arm has designed a unique suite of technology that prioritizes safety while delivering highly scalable, power efficient compute to enable autonomous decision-making across new automotive and industrial opportunities."
Arm aims to take machine learning to mainstream and low-end devices with the launch of its new neural processing units (NPUs). The company is unveiling the Ethos-N57 and Ethos-N37 NPUs, which it will license to chipmakers who can integrate it into their products. The idea is to extend the range of Arm machine learning (ML) processors to enable artificial intelligence (AI) applications in mainstream devices. The company also unveiled the Mali-G57 graphics processing unit (GPU). This is the first mainstream Valhall architecture-based GPU, delivering 1.3 times better performance over previous generations.
Pine64 has released a budget-friendly single-board computer with the high-powered Rockchip RK3399 system on chip (SoC). Available from around $60, the RockPro64 board comes in two flavors, either with the hexa-core RK3399 SoC or the RK3399Pro, Rockchip's first "artificial-intelligence processor" unveiled at CES2018, which combines a CPU, GPU and neural-network processing unit (NPU). As noted by CNX-Software, a number of RK3999-based boards have been released in the past week but, priced at around $200 each, they've been aimed at business customers rather than home developers. The RockPro64 with 2GB RAM will cost between $59 and $65 and will be available from March, while the RockPro64-AI will cost $99 but won't be available until August 1, according to Pine64's announcement. The hexa-core SoC consists of a dual-core ARM Cortex-A72, a quad-core ARM Cortex-A53, and quad-core Mali-T860MP4 GPU.
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Machine learning is fuelling the current artificial intelligence boom and, to allow computer systems to process the vast amounts of data required, a new breed of computer chips is being created. UK chip designer ARM has revealed its latest line of CPUs and GPUs specifically designed for these AI devices. Called Cortex-A75, Cortex-A55, and Mali-G72, the processors use the firm's DynamIQ technology. It's claimed the A75 allows for a "massive single-thread compute uplift," Nandan Nayampally, the firm's vice president and general manager for compute products said, while the A55 is designed for a greater processing efficiency, and the G72 GPU was created for VR, gaming, and machine learning processes. DynamIQ technology is claimed to create "energy-efficient CPUs" and increases what the processors are capable of.
ARM is unveiling its first Dynamiq processor designs today, and the company said that the family will boost artificial intelligence performance by more than 50 times over the next three to five years. The new family aims to spread AI processing from the edge to the cloud. The processors include the ARM Cortex-A75, which delivers massive single-thread compute performance at the high end; the ARM Cortex-A55, a high-efficiency processor; and the ARM Mali-G72 graphics processor, which expands the possibilities for virtual reality, gaming, and machine learning on premium mobile devices, with 40 percent more graphics performance. ARM's partners are expected to launch chips in 2018. To better handle AI processing, ARM realized that it needs to make basic changes to the computing architecture, with faster, more efficient, and distributed intelligence between computing at the edge of the network (like in smartphones and laptops) and in the cloud-connected data centers, said Nandan Nayampally, vice president and general manager of the Compute Products Group at ARM, in a blog post.
At Computex this year, chipmakers are looking to bring their processors up to date with support for modern technologies - machine learning, artificial intelligence, augmented reality and virtual reality. ARM, the British semiconductor company (now owned by Softbank) creates reference ARM designs that other OEM's follow. The company will announce its latest ARM Cortex-A75 processor design, which the company claims will provide 22 per cent improvement in performance over the previous Cortex-A73 design. Alongside the A75 design, ARM will also be unveiling the Cortex-A55 design which is expected to provide the highest power efficiency in mid-range processors. In addition, the company will also unveil the Mali-G72 graphics processor which will be a 25 per cent improvement over the erstwhile Mali-G71.
On the eve of Computex, Taiwan's big showpiece event where PC makers roll out the latest and best implementations of Intel CPUs, mobile rival ARM is announcing its own big news with the unveiling of a new generation of ARM CPUs and GPUs. Official today, the ARM Cortex-A75 is the new flagship-tier mobile processor design, with a claimed 22 percent improvement in performance over the incumbent A73. It's joined by the new Cortex-A55, which has the highest power efficiency of any mid-range CPU ARM's ever designed, and the Mali-G72 graphics processor, which also comes with a 25 percent improvement in efficiency relative to its predecessor G71. The efficiency improvements are evolutionary and predictable, but the revolutionary aspects of this new lineup relate to artificial intelligence: this is the first set of processing components designed specifically to tackle the challenges of onboard AI and machine learning. Plus, last year's updates to improve performance in the power-hugry tasks of augmented and virtual reality are being extended and elaborated.
ARM has unveiled a set of new processors to provide the brainpower for our mobile devices to cope with advanced artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality (VR), and mixed reality (MR) technologies. On Monday, the British semiconductor giant said the new Cortex-A75 and Cortex-A55 processors, alongside the new Mali-G72 graphics processor, have been designed to "address the changing nature of computers driven by AI and other more human-like experiences." "Distributed intelligence" is at the heart of this trend, which includes connecting AI and the cloud, on-device learning, enhanced security and privacy, and the use of 4K, HDR, and 5G for more "human-like" interfaces. ARM says that by providing low-power, efficient and powerful processors, device vendors will be able to explore the possibilities of distributed intelligence, and the new Cortex-A architecture enables system-on-a-chip (SoC) architecture designers to scale up to eight cores in a single cluster. The Cortex-A75 and Cortex-A55 have been designed with this concept in mind.