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Malcolm Weir Silver badge

What's "Arm compatible" mean?

The first sentence has a weird phrase, "Arm-compatible". What's that mean... there have been many ARM micro-architectures, and of course the 32/64 bit evolution, but surely a CPU licensed from ARM Holdings is not so much "Arm-compatible" as, you know, and actual Arm CPU. And the Amazon Graviton2 is a licensed Arm Neoverse CPU, in exactly the same way as the Apple things are and the Samsung Exynos processors, so why not simply call it a home-grown Graviton2 Arm processor, because that is what it is!

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