Ukraine-based Evodbg announced an extremely small, Linux-ready COM based on Freescale’s i.MX287 ARM9 SoC, and matching the form-factor of a mini-PCIe card.
SoftIron Announces the World’s First Production 64-bit... - - Southampton, UK, 19th June 2014 - SoftIron® today announced it will showcase its 64-bit ARMv8 based enterprise-grade server motherboard at the 2014 International...
Why ARM Servers, And Why Now? - - It is a pity that smartphones and tablets did not come along earlier and did not need 64-bit processing and memory addressing sooner than they did. Had these consumer...
Porting to 64-bit ARM - - Why 64-bit? It seems that is a question with many answers! For some, it will be the need to address more than 2GB or 4GB of memory, for others the need for wider...
Linux on ARM
At least two companies have recently launched hosting services using dedicated ARM servers based on low cost development boards: NanoXion with its NX-BOX service powered by PiBox (Raspberry Pi) and CubieBox (Cubieboard 2) microservers, and miniNodes with servers based on Cubieboard2 first, then ODROID development boards, and possibly AllWinner OptimusBoard once/if it becomes available.
Getting a jump on competing hypervisors, the open source Xen is preparing for the day when ARM processors will run virtual machines. "There is a lot of interest in ARM virtualization, both for micro servers and for the embedded space," said George Dunlap, one of the contributors to the Xen project.
Embedian launched its first SMARC form-factor computer-on-module, running Linux or Android on a 1GHz TI AM335x SoC, and supported by a SMARC carrier board.
NanoPC launched a $69 mini-PC and $67 SBC based on a quad-core Samsung Exynos4412 SoC, with SD, HDMI, USB, camera, and Ethernet, and running Linux and Android.
Linaro, the open-source development consortium for Linux on ARM architecture, is working on software, tools and drivers that could hasten the release of 64-bit Android. The move is significant because, apart from Apple’s iPhone 5s, no 64-bit smartphones have been announced, a situation that analysts partly attribute to the lack of 64-bit Android for ARM processors, which are the most widely used in handsets and tablets.
My first-ever Chromebook was a Samsung. The 11.6" laptop was inexpensive and revolutionary. Heck, it looked like a plasticy Macbook Air -- very sexy. However, all that glitters is not gold. While my relationship with the laptop started strong, the dual-core ARM processor and paltry 2GB of ram proved underpowered. Pages would load slowly, and the lag could be extremely frustrating.
Linaro Connect Asia 2014 has just started in Macau today and will take place until Friday. You can follow the sessions live and/or their recordings via Linaro OnAir YouTube Channel. I’ve watched the opening keynote, and embedded the video at the bottom of this post. The keynote focuses on ARMv8 for Linux and Android on servers, mobile devices, digital home, and more, and involves two main speakers: George Grey, Linaro CEO , and Jon Masters, Chief ARM Architecture at Red Hat.
PLDA has launched an SODIMM-like computer-on-module claimed to be the smallest Xilinx Zynq COM yet, supported with a carrier board and Debian Linux BSP.
The Raspberry Pi is a single-board computer that sells for as little as $25 and which can be used for everything from learning to code to surfing the web to operating as a cheap home media center.
Cavium talks about and shows their latest enterprise, data center, wired and wireless networking OCTEON and OCTEON Fusion SoCs based on ARMv8 64bit and MIPS, making customized optimized core designs for each in use for cloud servers and base stations among other. CAVIUM claims that their ARMv8 64bit enterprise/server design, due to be released later this year, provides more performance at lower power consumption than Intel´s x86.
Team Tiny Core has announced that piCore 5.2, the Raspberry Pi port of Tiny Core Linux, has been released and is available for download, featuring a large number of changes and improvements. If you are not familiar with the Tiny Core family of Linux distributions, you need to know that this is a modular-based system with community-built extensions. It usually implements the latest Linux kernel vmlinuz 3.0 and a 5MB core.gz.
As announced at Linaro Connect USA 2013 Linaro GCC has moved to a pattern of quarterly stable releases, with engineering releases in the intervening months. 14.01 was the first stable release. The next release of GCC 4.7 will be the 2014.04 stable release. There will be no engineering releases of GCC 4.7 in 14.02 or 14.03.
Cavium talks about and shows their latest enterprise, data center, wired and wireless networking OCTEON and OCTEON Fusion SoCs based on ARMv8 64bit and MIPS, making customized optimized core designs for each in use for cloud servers and base stations among other. CAVIUM claims that their 48-core ARMv8 64bit enterprise/server design, due to be released later this year, provides more performance at lower power consumption than Intel´s x86.
NEW YORK, PARIS and NUREMBERG, Germany, February 25, 2014 – Embedded World Conference – AdaCore today announced the release of its latest Ada cross-development environment, GNAT Pro 7.2, for ARM processors running Linux. This GNAT Pro ARM product provides a complete Ada development environment oriented towards embedded systems that require the flexibility and extensive services provided by Linux.