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Loongson promises self-reliance with new architecture | Stewart Randall, technode

By April 21, 2021April 29th, 2021No Comments

Last week, Chinese processor company Loongson announced plans to release a new instruction set architecture. Loongson is known for processors based on the MIPS architecture, and is linked to the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

According to the company, its new LoongArch architecture includes a base architecture as well as extensions such as vector instructions, virtualization, and binary translation. The architecture reportedly has nearly 2,000 instructions—a surprisingly high number—with the company claiming the architecture provides complete independence from technology developed overseas.

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