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Linux 3.14 Supports MIPS' Latest CPU Core

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Published on 31 January 2014 12:12 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel
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The MIPS Linux pull request for the 3.14 kernel provides support for the MIPS interAptiv and proAptiv processor cores.

These latest MIPS designs, which were announced back in 2012, are described as "the interAptiv is a power-efficient multi-core microprocessor for use in system-on-chip (SoC) applications. The interAptiv combines a multi-threading pipeline with a coherence manager to deliver improved computational throughput and power efficiency. The interAptiv can contain one to four MIPS32R3 interAptiv cores, system level coherence manager with L2 cache, optional coherent I/O port, and optional floating point unit."

Those wishing to learn more about this latest MIPS technology, which is now owned by Imagination Technologies, visit their web-site. More details on the MIPS Linux 3.14 changes can be found via the Git merge.

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