We are at a cusp of a major shift in industry, the likes of which has not been seen in decades. Yes, this sounds dramatic, but x86 has been dominating the computing industry for decades, and is likely facing its biggest challenge ever with the rise of ARM.
Now ARM has released their next generation architecture, ARMv9, which will set the course of the industry for a decade.
There are many items to talk about here, but to me the big topic is the standardization on what is called the Scalable Vector Extension 2 (SVE2). You have probably heard about SIMD instruction-sets such as MMX, SSE2, AVX, AVX-512 from Intel or the older Neon from ARM. I will try to explain what makes SVE/SVE2 so different from these older SIMD instruction-sets.
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