Featured Articles

LG G Watch R ships in two weeks

LG G Watch R ships in two weeks

The LG G Watch R, the first Android Wear watch with a truly round face, is coming soon and judging by…

More...
LG unveils NUCLUN big.LITTLE SoC

LG unveils NUCLUN big.LITTLE SoC

LG has officially announced its first smartphone SoC, the NUCLUN, formerly known as the Odin.

More...
Microsoft moves 2.4 million Xbox Ones

Microsoft moves 2.4 million Xbox Ones

Microsoft has announced that it move 2.4 million consoles in fiscal year 2015 Q1. The announcement came with the latest financial…

More...
Gainward GTX 970 Phantom previewed

Gainward GTX 970 Phantom previewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 reviewed

EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 reviewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Wednesday, 09 March 2011 10:54

Loongson architect says it will take Chinese 20 years to catch up with Intel

Written by Nick Farell
y_clock

Loongson not ready for the big time
Although the Chinese Loongson CPU will debut in one of the world's fastest supercomputers, but that doesn't mean it's ready for prime time, says its lead architect. Weiwu Hu, head of the Loongson design team said that it will be twenty years before China is able to sell its chips to the US "just like we are selling clothes and shoes."

So far Loongson chip has only appeared in low-powered netbooks and set-top boxes. Later this year a third generation of the processor is to debut in a petaflop-scale supercomputer. The chip's native instruction set is MIPS-based, which hasn't been used for desktop computers or even supercomputers for years, but it can emulate x86.

Hu said that it will take another decade before China-made chips meet the needs of the domestic market. Part of the problem is that chip fabs have cost structures that seem to depend primarily on the level of technical sophistication.

However Hu thinks that if China grows towards an information-based economy it could happen.


blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments