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LinuxDevices: ARM Unveils Multi-Processor Core with Linux SMP Support

May 19, 2004, 08:30 (1 Talkback[s])

"ARM Ltd. will unveil a unique multi-processor core technology, capable of up to 4-way cache coherent symmetric multi-processing (SMP) running Linux, this week at the Embedded Processor Forum in San Jose, Calif. The 'synthesizable multiprocessor' core -- a first for ARM -- is the result of a partnership with NEC Electronics announced last October, and is based on ARM's ARMv6 architecture.

"ARM says its new 'MPCore' multiprocessor core can be configured to contain between one and four processors delivering up to 2600 Dhrystone MIPS of aggregate performance, based on clock rates between 335 and 550 MHz..."

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