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NVIDIA chief confirms Windows coming to ARM chips

updated 04:20 pm EST, Wed January 5, 2011

NVIDIA's Huang drops strong hint of Windows ARM

NVIDIA chief Jen-Hsun Huang at his CES keynote on Wednesday effectively confirmed plans for Windows on ARM. He said he wasn't announcing Windows at the event but mentioned very directly that he would be at Microsoft's keynote. He also pointed unsubtly to the Bloomberg rumor that Microsoft would have "Windows for ARM chips."

Supporting this, he mentioned that NVIDIA had developed a new processor, Project Denver, which was designed explicitly for "high-performance" computing. It was made in collaboration with ARM and would be about more than just mobile, he said. Computers, servers and supercomputers could all use the design.

Huang didn't give a timeframe or say what platforms Denver would run.

The keynote itself included digs primarily at Intel and possibly Microsoft's old X86 insistence. He noted that, by 2014, there could be as many as nine billion ARM processors shipping just that year. As that would be more than all x86 processors ever made, it would reportedly be foolish not to support it. "If you're not working on ARM, you've got your head in the sand," the CEO said.



By Electronista Staff
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  1. cal6n

    Junior Member

    Joined: Nov 2003

    +3

    "If you're not working on ARM, you've got your hea

    Some of us have known that for over twenty years!

    RISCOS, anyone?

    :)

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