I guess the whole 'Software Defined' (storage, networking) isn't happening then?
Why bother with custom ASICs when you can just use off-the-shelf hardware that is plenty fast enough for the job?
Hololens as an example vs. Atom? Really? A Casio watch is more powerful than an Atom. But, also, for single task workloads a custom processor can be useful since it can reduce power and cost by only having the components needed.
> Apple’s new A10 chip, powering iPhone 7, is as one of the fastest CPUs ever.
Also, how inaccurate. Lets compare an A10 vs. a modern Intel CPU.
http://browser.primatelabs.com/processor-benchmarks#2 vs. http://browser.primatelabs.com/ios-benchmarks
The A10 is slower on single core workloads by a large margin, and the multicore result from the A10 is around the same result as the single core result on the Intel. Now turn on multicore on the Intel...
To get the (around) 6x performance increase on the A10 you'd need to bolt another 6 of them together, consuming considerably more space.
Don't mistake me. A10 is good for a mobile CPU, but no where near the 'fastest cpu'.