The 64-bit Android tablets will be released after Bay Trail tablets with a 64-bit version of Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 are released in the first quarter next year,
OpenSUSE joins Red Hat’sLinux distribution, Fedora, and Canonical’s Ubuntu in offering an experimental Linux distribution that can run on 64-bit ARM processors.
The Viridis Microserver will run on ARM Cortex-A15 processors and is certified to run Ubuntu Linux 13.10.
Enterprise open-source software vendor Red Hat is keeping an eye on the development of 64-bit ARM processors for servers, building up expertise in case the nascent platform takes hold in the data center.
The high-end chip, called the Mali-T760, is ARM's most powerful GPU to date and will be aimed at devices priced at around $350 and above.
Dell and HP are both moving forward this week with low-power server plans.
Low-power servers running on Calxeda's 64-bit ARM chip will be available a year from now, Calxeda said.
IBM has licensed smartphone and tablet processor designs from ARM, which will be used in new communications and networking gear.
A new ARM architecture for embedded chips could boost the power and precision of systems used in a variety of products, including car brakes, medical devices, and factory systems.
Look for a road map for Intel's shift to the mobile era to be outlined at next week's Intel Developer Forum.