LinuxCon 2014 - It's practically a given that the ARM processor architecture – so beloved by makers of small devices everywhere – will graduate to servers soon. But before ARM servers can ship in any significant volume, a standardized hardware platform that specifically targets the data center is a must.
Linux 4.0 Release – Main Changes, ARM and MIPS Architectures - - Linux 3.19 brought improvement to btrfs (raid), the network stack, added ARM Coresight, device tree overlays support, and more. Some key changes made to Linux 4.0...
Linux Kernel 3.19.1 Officially Released, Brings ARM,... - - Greg Kroah-Hartman had the pleasure of announcing earlier today, March 7, the immediate availability for download of the first point release for the Linux 3.19...
Another ARM port in Debian - yay! - - arm64 is officially a release architecture for Jessie, aka Debian version 8. That's taken a lot of manual porting and development effort over the last couple of...
Linux on ARM
LinuxCon Europe revealed a new Linux certification program, an expansion of IBM’s OpenPower program, and quips from Linus Torvalds on ARM and Raspberry Pi.
Eltechs announced a virtual machine that runs 32-bit x86 Linux applications on ARMv7 SBCs and mini-PCs, and is claimed to be 4.5 times faster than QEMU.
As we slowly meander our way towards the pointy end of the Fedora 21 release, with Alpha speeding up in the rear view mirror, the Fedora ARM team are starting to discuss the best way to deal with the blossoming amount of ARMv7 devices that can and do run out of the box on Fedora.
It has been a full seven months since AMD released detailed information about its Opteron A1100 server CPU, and twenty two months since announcement. Today, at the Hot Chips conference in Cupertino, CA, AMD revealed the final pieces about its ARM powered server strategy headlining the A1100.
Several new ARM devices will be supported by the in-development Linux 3.17 kernel while some less-than-optimally-supported ARM hardware is also getting stripped from the mainline kernel tree. Olof Johansson emailed in the large batch of ARM changes today for the Linux 3.17 merge window. Some highlights for the pull request consisting of around 750 patches include:
Summary: The software support needed to make 64-bit ARM-based servers feasible for business gets a boost from the recently released Linux kernel.
With the Fedora 21 Alpha freeze looming in the rear view mirror, although the object wasn’t as close as it would appear, I thought it was high time that I gave a brief overview of the state of ARM aarch64 in Fedora. Some might assume the silence means not a lot has been happening but this is extremely far from the truth!
The folks at VolksPC started showing off a software solution that lets you run Android and Debian Linux simultaneously on an ARM-based computer. This lets you use the same machine to run full desktop Linux apps like LibreOffice or Firefox as well as Android apps including Netflix, Hulu Plus, and any number of video games.
AppliedMicro and Red Hat have had a long standing partnership and we’re excited to announce our latest development. AppliedMicro announces our participation and support of Red Hat’s newly launched ARM Partner Early Access Program (PEAP).
The great thing about Linux is that it runs on nearly everything, and if ARM servers ever take off, they will do so because Linux workloads are ported from X86 and other architectures to run on 64-bit ARM processors. The classic chicken and egg problem is making it difficult for an ARM server ecosystem to develop, and Red Hat is going to help this along with an effort it calls the ARM Partner Early Access Program.
AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the immediate availability of the AMD Opteron™ A1100-Series developer kit, which features AMD’s first 64-bit ARM®-based processor, codenamed “Seattle.” AMD is the first company to provide a standard ARM Cortex®-A57- based server platform for software developers and integrators. Software and hardware developers as well as early adopters in large datacenters are eligible and can apply on AMD’s website.
Fresh off the release of ACPI 5.1 by the UEFI Forum, Linux developers are updating their support against this latest revision to the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface. In particular, ACPI 5.1 is supposed to help out ARM.
Available from OpenBenchmarking.org are some tests of the brand new Raspberry Pi B+ ARM system. The Raspberry Pi B+ was announced last week as the last revision to the original RPi. The B+ board has more GPIO pins, a total of four USB 2.0 ports, a micro SD port, improved audio, and form factor improvements. However, the Raspberry Pi B+ is still using the Broadcom BCM2835 and there's still just 512MB of system memory.
National Instruments unveiled a 2 x 3-inch module that runs real-time Linux on a Xilinx hybrid ARM/FPGA SoC, and can be programmed graphically with LabView.