Linux ARM 64-bit

  • Linux on ARMThe 64-bit ARM back-end to the LLVM/Clang compiler now supports generating NEON instructions for AArch64.

  • Linux on ARMThe world's first ever public demo of a general purpose Operating System running on 64-bit ARM silicon took place at the 2013 Red Hat Summit, where we demonstrated Fedora for AArch64 running on Applied Micro X-Gene. Red Hat and Applied Micro have been partners for many years, collaborating pre-silicon, post-silicon, and at all points in between.

  • Linux on ARMAfter unveiling their GFX servers based on Marvell ARM Cortex A9 SoC at Computex 2012, Mitac announced their new 7-Star server at Computex 2013. This new server is based on Applied Micro X-Gene SoC featuring ARM Cortex A57 cores, and is one of the first, if not the first, 64-Bit ARM server ever.

  • Linux on ARMAfter KVM virtualization was brought to ARM last year with the ARM Cortex-A15 SoCs supporting hardware virtualization, support for the Kernel-based Virtual Machine for 64-bit ARM (AArch64) SoCs is being prepared.

  • Linux on ARMSupport for the emerging 64-bit ARM Architecture, a.k.a. ARM64 or AArch64, will see better support with the Linux 3.10 kernel.

  • Linux on ARMThe developers of the GNU Project Debugger (GDB) have released version 7.6 of their tool. Among GDB's new features are native as well as target configurations for ARM's new AArch 64 architecture and the addition numerous new commands and options.

  • Linux on ARMWookey talks about his work at Linaro on booting Debian on the ARMv8 64bit platform, and he talks about his work on ARM Powered devices over the last 20 years and on ARM Linux devices since 1999.

  • Linux on ARMLast year ARM Holdings published ARM KVM virtualization support. This support was for ARMv7 hardware using the ARM Cortex-A15 since it's the first 32-bit ARM processor to support hardware virtualization. Ahead of the debut of any 64-bit ARM (AArch64) hardware, KVM has now been ported to ARM64.

  • Linux on ARMThe 64-bit ARM (AArch64) port image of Debian/Ubuntu has surfaced. Debian-based Linux is now ready to play in a 64-bit ARM world, months ahead of any hardware appearing for the general public. Similar to x86_64, Linux is the first operating system ready for the new architecture.

  • Linux on ARMThe 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.

  • Linux on ARMThe AArch64 back-end to LLVM that provides support for the compiler infrastructure to target ARMv8 64-bit hardware, is now enabled within the default build.
     

  • Linux on ARMGoogle has been working on Native Client for years and it's got years more work if it wants it to become a widely used web technology. One step in that direction is the new support for ARM processors that comes with the new Native Client SDK, version 25, i.e. targeted at Chrome 25, currently in beta.

  • Linux on ARMThe latest bi-weekly release of the Wine software, v1.5.22, has a couple of interesting features. The official change-log for Wine 1.5.22 as released today cites the following highlights:

  • Linux on ARMSupport for AArch64, the 64-bit ARM architecture, is being prepped for the X.Org Server. For the AArch64 Linux enablement, support was added to the Linux 3.7 kernel, has been merged for the next release of the GCC compiler, and other GNU/Linux components are beginning to see this ARMv8 support work.

  • Linux on ARMSince publishing LLVM/Clang 3.2 benchmarks a few days ago that showed the Clang C/C++ compiler competing with -- and in some cases outperforming -- the GCC compiler on Intel x86_64, several Phoronix readers have been asking how things compare on the ARM side.

  • Linux on ARMThe 3.7 Linux Kernel which was released earlier this week, includes many innovative new ARM focused features such as multi-platform, ARMv8(64-bit) and Xen in ARM support.
     

  • Linux on ARMARM Holdings has more improvements for their ARMv8 AArch64 architecture with the Linux 3.8 kernel that just officially entered the first stages of development.
     

  • Linux on ARMAfter eight Release Candidate versions, Linus Torvalds proudly announced a few minutes ago, December 11, the immediate availability for download of Linux kernel 3.7. Linux kernel 3.7 brings various interesting features (check out the highlights below and the quote from Linus Torvalds' announcement), among which we can mention support for 64-bit ARM, improved support for Intel and Radeon graphics cards, enhancements to the EXT4 and Btrfs filesystems, IPv6 Netfilter improvements, and much more.

  • Linux on ARMRed Hat has announced that they've initiated a new project to bootstrap Fedora on the ARMv8 64-bit low-power architecture.
     

  • Linux on ARMARM's AArch64 back-end for LLVM to handle the 64-bit ARMv8 architecture is working, but there's still more work ahead of the hardware's general availability in about one year's time.
     


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