Iv been reading alot about ARM recently and the processor market and computer market are changeing rapadly as ARM starts producing more powerfull CPU’s. looking on ARM’s website there top spec A series CPU the Cortex-A15 can run at 2.5Ghz in Quad or Octo configuration.
Thats not shy of even a powerful desktop Intel, add to this the lower power consuption, Cost and you have a real contender for the CPU throne. This is of course half the battle you need consumers to purchase your products. and in a way ARM is doing well there too. Most tablets that are sold have either an ARM or Intel Atom core. But there is a growing move towards low cost desktops sporting ARM CPU’s.
The reason I post this here is that with the growing succses of ARM comes with it Linux and OS software aswell. Alot of the low cost ARM desktops run Linux and I think it would be good if Blender could run on the ARM Archtecture.
I know there was talk of making a BlenderGE version for ARM, “as at the time ARM CPU’s were used mostly in phones” But I think with the number of Computers running ARM now this warrents the discusion on the Blender Application itself.
- by computers running ARM I include tablets, and in tablets I include the Iphone/Ipad. as mobile devices that powerfull are just as capable as desktop computers.
What do you think?