Keeping pace with multiple architectures (Part 1)

The open source community and the IT industry as a whole continue to discuss how they can use different hardware architectures to solve hard computational problems and address specific workloads. Customers value choice in their technology implementations, and choice is a key benefit of open source solutions. To best meet these needs, the software ecosystem has to 

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux Across Architectures: Everything Works Out of the Box

Since the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server for ARM Development Preview 7.3 became available I’ve been wanting to try it out to see how the existing code for x86_64 systems works on the 64-bit ARM architecture (a.k.a. aarch64).

Going in, I was a bit apprehensive that some kind of heavy lifting would be needed to get things working on the ARM platform. My experience with cross-architecture ports with other distros (before I joined Red Hat) indicated

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Observations from ARM TechCon 2016

Two weeks ago, I attended ARM TechCon, the annual developer conference showcasing the latest offerings from ARM and its partners.  There were a lot of new products (new and improved processor cores, radios and other IP), announcements with key themes around IoT (Internet of Things), mobile, security, automotive functional safety, and embedded software development.  This was the first TechCon after ARM was acquired by Softbank for $32B this summer, so there was great interest in hearing what Masayoshi Son (Chairman & CEO of Softbank) would say in his first public appearance with ARM.  Masayoshi Son talked about

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Arm in Arm: Explore Enterprise Server Options at ARM’s Annual Technical Conference

If you have ever wanted to learn about Red Hat’s involvement in the ARM server ecosystem, and are in the San Francisco Bay Area, this week may be a perfect opportunity. Red Hat will be exhibiting at ARM TechCon, ARM Holdings’ premier yearly show at the Santa Clara Convention center. Attendees will be presented with a variety of great technical sessions and training topics, along with expert keynotes, solutions-based Expo Theater sessions and an expo floor filled with new and emerging technologies for the datacenter.  Note that the expo floor can be accessed with the free

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ARMing IoT with Linaro LITE

Linaro has announced a new project focused on IoT – LITE, or Linaro IoT and Embedded. This project will focus on developing core technology to be used in IoT devices and gateways.

Linaro is a consortium focused on the Linux ecosystem for ARM based systems — see www.linaro.org for details. Much of their work to date has been focused on Android phones and tablets. Active development efforts include server and networking as well as Digital Home. The Digital Home project focuses on set-top boxes and home gateways. Linaro’s goal is to avoid fragmentation of the ARM ecosystem by providing a common foundation that can be used to build a wide range of value-added applications.

LITE extends existing Linaro projects by addressing both

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Connecting the Dots at Linaro Connect

Red Hat has long advocated for the importance of cross-industry IT standards, with the intention of enabling ecosystems with broad industry participation and providing a common basis for innovation. Perhaps even more importantly, these standards can help drive adoption of new technologies within enterprises, pushing the cycle of innovation even further along.

With ARM being one of these emerging ecosystems, we wanted to provide a snapshot of a recent event that highlights some of the standards-based work happening in this growing community: last week’s Linaro Connect conference in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Connect with Red Hat at ARM TechCon 2015

Interested in learning more about how Red Hat and our partners are approaching the emerging ARM technologies market? Join us this week at ARM TechCon 2015 in Santa Clara, California, to see our solutions in action!

Red Hat will be demoing the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server for ARM Development Preview, both as a standalone solution and as a foundation for an ARM-based big data solution with Apache Spark. We’ll also be showing both static and live demonstrations of our partners’ hardware in booth (#839) at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

In addition, Red Hat’s Chief ARM Architect, Jon Masters, will present

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