Apologies if this has been asked before.
It seems like Apple will be introducing the first computers (likely MacBooks and MacBookPros) based on their proprietary “Apple Silicon” chips by the end of this year. I’m contemplating an upgrade and need to decide whether to go with the last gasp of Intel based hardware (available now) or wait for the bleeding edge of Apple Silicon later this year (with all the risks that entails).
Is anyone able to speak to whether STAN (pySTAN, cmdSTAN, etc) are expected to work straight away on the new chips using Apple’s on-the-fly instruction translation (Rosetta 2)? If so, any sense of how the performance of that would likely compare with the same quality of hardware without the translator sitting in between? And looking toward the future, is there a sense of how long it would take for the new hardware to be supported natively both in terms of leveraging the CPU itself and leveraging whatever Apple is calling their new integrated CPU/GPU horsepower?