Southampton, UK, 19th June 2014 - SoftIron® today announced it will showcase its 64-bit ARMv8 based enterprise-grade server motherboard at the 2014 International Supercomputing Conference (ISC), taking place in Leipzig, Germany from June 22-26, 2014.
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...
Fedora 21 for ARM - - The Fedora ARM team is pleased to announce that Fedora 21 for the ARM Architecture is now available for download from:...
Cavium Debuts 48-Core ARM Server Chip - - Back in June, silicon vendor Cavium first announced its ThunderX System-on-a-Chip (SoC) lineup. Today Cavium announced that the ThunderX chips are now available,...
Linux on ARM
While it will still be a while before consumers are able to see 64-bit ARM hardware on their desk, Mozilla's Firefox web-browser on AArch64 (64-bit ARM) is working.
Version: 340.17 BETA
Release Date: 2014.6.9
Operating System: Linux 32-bit ARM
File Size: 23.00 MB
ARM SBSA specification for server supports up to 268,435,456 CPU cores for the second level of standardization on one or a combination of SoCs. We’re not quite up there just yet, but Cavium ThunderX is an ARM server SoC with up to 48 cores on a single chip, which is the highest number of cores I’ve ever heard of in an ARM SoC.
Summary: Are 64-bit ARM processors ready for the datacenter? Applied Micro and Canonical claim they are with an upcoming demo of the OpenStack cloud using Ubuntu Linux on an X-Gene server.
Many will think of the Raspberry Pi or BeagleBone Black when considering a DIY project running Linux. But if you want to do some CPU-heavy work in your DIY project, like running some opencv code to give your project some vision, the Radxa Rock might be the right choice. Even if you're not looking at a DIY project, this machine makes for a nice little Linux server.
Technologic Systems has released an open-spec SBC that runs Debian Linux on a Freescale i.MX286 SoC with 0.6-1.3W power draw, and optional GPS and cellular. Technologic’s new TS-7670 single board computer uses the same Freescale i.MX286 system-on-chip found in its recently announced TS-7400-V2 SBC. The i.MX286 has an ARM926EJ-S core clocked from 261MHz to 454MHz, which can be adjusted on the fly on the TS-7670.
A strange but tantalizing rumor coming out of France this week suggests that not only has Apple not given up plans to build an army of ARM-based Macs, but the company is actually marching onwards with these plans, possibly to surprise us next week with a major announcement at the WWDC opening keynote.
Back in March Apple open-sourced their ARM 64-bit LLVM back-end (dubbed ARM64) many months after other ARM vendors had already developed a competing 64-bit ARM back-end (dubbed "AArch64" as ARM's official name for architecture).
Recently I've been reading up on doing Linux development on embedded and ARM devices, and came across a bunch of slides by Thomas Petazzoni at Free Electrons, and in particular his talk, Rootfs made easy with Buildroot (there's apparently also a video of the talk).
Pidora 2014, an optimized Fedora Remix for Raspberry Pi, has been released by the CDOT team from Seneca College. Pidora 2014 is based on the latest build of Fedora for the ARMv6 architecture and includes packages from the Fedora 20 package set, although not all the packages have been implemented.
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 devices (which are now generally thought of as being indispensable for business as well) required such rich circuitry earlier, then the collective of chip manufacturers who are part of the ARM collective might have put some server-class chips into the field a lot earlier and given datacenters some real alternatives to the X86 architecture by now.
This weekend when publishing preview benchmarks of NVIDIA's Tegra K1 from the Jetson TK1 development board, there were numerous requests by Phoronix readers to see this high-end ARM SoC pitted against the new AMD AM1 APUs. In this article are some benchmarks of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on all of the AM1 Athlon and Sempron APUs compared to the Tegra K1 Cortex-A15 SoC.
A few Phoronix readers have written in with excitement thinking in recent weeks - including this morning - that ARM open-sourced their Linux/Android graphics driver... But in reality, nothing has changed.
Here's our first public benchmarks of the NVIDIA Jetson TK1 ARM development board powered by the Tegra K1 SoC with quad-core+1 Cortex-A15 and NVIDIA Kepler GPU. There's also some thermal metrics for those concerned about the active-cooling on this development board.