Linux on ARM
When it comes to the server industry, ARM Holdings doesn't seem to abide by dry logic much when making its forecasts, though some might say optimism is not a sin, so it's all fine. The following is an outline of its current stance and expectations.
Have an Android tablet or TV box with a Rockchip RK3188 processor, and wish it ran a desktop operating system rather than a mobile OS? A new build of PicUntu is available, bringing the full Ubuntu Linux experience to devices with RK3188 processors.
Rob Clark of the fast-growing Freedreno project provided a status update earlier this week at the X.Org Developers' Conference concerning his open-source ARM Qualcomm graphics driver, the Lima driver for ARM' Mali, GRATE for NVIDIA's Tegra, and Etnaviv for Vivante graphics hardware.
CAMBRIDGE, UK, September 24, 2013—Undo Software, a supplier of Linux and Android software development solutions, today announced that ARM has entered into an agreement to integrate UndoDB in its flagship software development tool suite, ARM® DS™-5 Development Studio.
Recently I was asked to go and present on porting from 32-bit ARM to 64-bit ARM at Campus Party Europe at the O2 Arena in London. This occurred early in September and it can be watched on YouTube* and the slides are also available here.
Back in late 2010, Google announced a "Chromebook"—a low-cost, entry-level netbook that would run Google's own operating system, ChromeOS. Google's vision of ChromeOS, although based on Linux, basically would be a giant Web browser, with all the apps on the machine running in the browser. ChromeOS would be a nearly stateless computer, with all the user's apps based in Google's cloud, running the Google Apps suite.
It's been about 18 months since we last compared Linux/Arm JVMs, and with the formal release of the much anticipated Java SE Embedded for Arm hard float binary, it marks a good time to revisit JVM performance. The information and results that follow will highlight the following comparisons:
Commercial Linux distributor Canonical is jumping out ahead of the pack again, and has updated its Landscape management tool for its Ubuntu Server distribution so it can manage instances of Linux running on ARM-based systems as well as the X86 iron it already supports.
In this video from the HPC Advisory Council Spain Conference 2013, David Power from Boston LTD describes the company's innovative ARM-based solutions for HPC.
Lego began shipping its hackable, Linux-based Lego Mindstorms EV3 robot for $350. Texas Instruments revealed that the robot is powered by its 300MHz ARM9-based Sitara AM1808 system-on-chip and CC2560 Bluetooth chipset.