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Performance benefits of using ARM’s EABI

Mar 15, 2007 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 1 views

This article describes the floating point performance advantages of Linux applications compiled to support ARM's EABI (embedded application binary interface). The authors discuss the results of open source benchmarks run on an ARM9 board with an open source hardware design.

ARM announced its EABI nearly four years ago, with the release of version 2.0 of its RealView compiler collection. The GNU Compiler Collection gained usable EABI support as of release 4.1.0, and the Linux kernel added an EABI build option with the 2.6.16 release. The EABI has subsequently been adopted by several prominent open source projects, including the Nokia-sponsored Maemo.org project, which creates distributions for Nokia's Linux-powered 770 and N800 Internet tablets.

Click below to learn more about the ARM EABI, and why it delivers so many more FLOPS on many ARM processors:

Why ARM's EABI matters


 
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