There have been many previous attempts at "throughput computing", meaning many slow cores or threads for server workloads. 3 generations of Niagara (UltraSPARC T1 and descendants), SeaMicro's box full of Atoms, etc. It doesn't mean this is attempt is doomed, but is there compelling answer to "What's different this time?"
Since Intel is hitting a wall on transistor size, AMD have a viable and competitive chip at approx half price perf/$ and Arm manufacturers keep making them faster it's going to be an interesting next few years to say the least.
as shown by SPECint_rate20062 score estimates
"estimates"? Did they actually benchmark it?
Driving an open ecosystem around the Qualcomm Centriq 2400 processor is a critical pillar of our strategy.
Show us the datasheets. This being Qualcomm, I'm not holding my breath for that...
The specs look pretty interesting on paper, but it is just on paper until average developers are actually allowed to have access to such new ARM platforms at reasonable prices.
ARM managed to take the entire mobile market because those low power consumption ARM SoCs are everywhere, you can buy a tiny ARM board running Linux for $50 or less and there are thousands of sellers on ebay.com/taobao.com. However, it is a completely different situation when it comes to ARM for data centres - it is damn hard to find any 64bit ARM platform that allow you have say 32GBytes RAM and a few PCIE slots at reasonable price (e.g. comparable to Xeons). Not talking about cloud, I want 3 such ARM machines sitting in my home lab working 24/7 at 100% load for me and I need to play on the hardware side a little bit (e.g. try different SSDs).
With programs like ExaGears (https://eltechs.com/product/exagear-desktop/exagear-desktop-... and https://eltechs.com/product/exagear-server/) and given a Linux environment, ARMv8 could be very powerful to replace x86 (not yet x86_64 since it's patented). You can even run Wine in the VM in near real-time. I wonder if ExaGears could be open sourced one day so we could see what magic it does to make it so fast.
Next generation or the one after will likely use RISC-V.
I think in a few decades, we'll all have in our computers a CPU, a GPU and a QPU (quantum processing unit).
We're going to reach the limit for CPU miniaturization soon.