Linux on ARM
As I previously wrote, FOSDEM organizers are slowly uploading FOSDEM 2013 videos. One of the most interesting talk "Open ARM GPU Drivers" is now available. I've also uploaded it to YouTube (embedded below) to give it more exposure. Luc Verhaegen has also written a recent blog post entitled "Hey ARM!" where he announces the release of the modified source for Quake 3 Arena demo, and asks ARM to join them in making an open source driver.
The ongoing conversation about how ARM (and other potential low-power, massively dense packed computing systems) will be transforming the datacenter has focused primarily on the energy –efficiecy and power and cost savings that are potentially represented by moving appropriate workloads to these new environments.
Luc Verhaegen has warned ARM that his Lima graphics driver project will only "grow louder and louder" as its performance becomes more competitive with their closed-source Mali graphics driver and eventually may reach (or surpass) feature parity.
Citrix is working with SoC partners to develop the HDX Ready SoC solution which the OEMs use to build the innovative devices with great user experience for HDX technologies. We delivered the first phase of this solution in our 'Receiver for Linux 12.2 for ARM' where Citrix optimized the whole 2D Graphics (server side graphics) performance and shared the SDK with partners to accelerate it on their hardware or DSP components.
ARM, ARM and ARM. Everybody is using it - knowing or not knowing. So I decided to write a small tutorial about installing Slackware ARM in Qemu. For this tutorial I expect a few things:
With all the, real, new Chromebooks coming out, there's also a surge in rumored ones. The Chromebook Pixel is most definitely a fake, though Google could be working on a more high-end device. However, it seems that there's also a Tegra 4-powered Chromebook in the works.
As many may know, the Linux operating system has many variations. These are more commonly referred to as Linux distributions or distros, and choosing a distribution to use can be a quagmire. I won't be telling people what distribution to use as each of them have their pros and cons, what I will do is highlight some of the distros that are active in the ARM ecosystem. In the first of my "Spotlight on the Linux software Ecosystem" I am going to cover the Fedora Project.
Linaro held a virtual KVM/QEMU Mini-Summit on the 4th and 6th of February. There were 17 attendees representing five companies all collaborating on the future of Virtualization on ARM.
The Wandboard is a tiny computer or developer board with an ARM-based processor, a wide selection of ports for connecting peripherals, and support for both Google Android and Ubuntu Linux.
Right before Wine on Android was shown for running Windows applications on Google's Android operating system, the state of Wine for the ARM architecture was talked about. There's a few different Wine ARM scenarios possible, including the ability to run Win32 binaries on a Linux-based ARM system.