Loongson Technology Corp. Ltd. has licensed the MIPS32 and MIPS64 architectures for continued development of its CPU cores which are targeting a range of applications from high-end computing, cloud servers and terminals to embedded applications such as industrial control, smart meters, automotive, GPS and mobile devices.
According to Loongson Technology, the four-core Loongson 3A runs at 1GHz and consumes 10W in a 65nm STMicroelectronics process. The 128GFLOPS eight-core Loongson 3B processor runs at 1GHz and consumes 40W in a 65nm STMicroelectronics process.
“Loongson is among a group of more than a dozen MIPS architecture licensees, including three in China, who together are driving a great amount of innovation around the MIPS architecture,” said Art Swift, vice president of marketing and business development, MIPS Technologies. Loongson Technology is distinct in that it is developing MIPS compatible processors for
high-performance computing (HPC) in China, using its own technologies.”
Loongson Technology Corp. Ltd. was formed through the cooperation of the Beijing Municipal Government, the Institute of Computing Technology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (ICT) and the Loongson development team.