Works on Arm News, Friday October 12 2018. 2018-W41

In this issue

  • Arm TechCon, October 16-18, San Jose Convention Center
  • Ampere Augments ARM Servers with New Developer Platform
  • ArchLinuxArm on Firefly RK3399
  • FriendlyElec releases the RK3399-based NanoPi Neo4 SBC
  • Primeur Magazine interviews Simon McIntosh-Smith on Isambard supercomputer
  • FreeBSD 12 on Pinebook
  • BellSoft announces Liberica JDK 11
  • Visual Studio 15.9 preview with arm64 support in UWP

Arm TechCon, October 16-18, San Jose Convention Center

Arm TechCon is an annual technology event that showcases the latest advances in Arm’s world-class architecture—from silicon design and software development to platform security and IoT solutions.

A team from Packet and Works on Arm will be on the show floor – please come and see us!

Ampere Augments ARM Servers with New Developer Platform

Ampere Computing has announced a new developer program to assist the open development of next-generation cloud applications. Available through Lenovo, the new server platform with Ampere’s eMAG processors is available now for purchase.

ArchLinuxArm on Firefly RK3399

Thomas James reports that he has ArchLinuxArm running on the Firefly RK3399, and invites your inquiries if you have similar hardware and an interest in the platform.

Want to run #Arch #Linux on your #SBC? H it me up, & I’ll write some ultra user-friendly docs.

FriendlyElec releases the RK3399-based NanoPi Neo4 SBC

FriendlyElec has announced a new RK3399-based NanoPI Neo4 single board computer. This system is currently on sale at $45 and features 1G of RAM and a 6-core BIG.little CPU with dual-core Cortex-A72 and a quad-core Cortex-A53. Network connectivity is Wifi, Bluetooth, and gigabit Ethernet.

Primeur Magazine interviews Simon McIntosh-Smith on Isambard supercomputer

At the Workshops Day at ISC’18 in Frankfurt, Germany, Primeur Magazine talked with Simon McIntosh-Smith, a professor of high-performance computing at the University of Bristol about the first ARM-based supercomputer.

FreeBSD 12 on Pinebook

Allan Jude is running FreeBSD 12 on his Pine64 Pinebook, and acknowledges the work of Emmanuel Vadot for the port. The Pinebook is a $99 Quad-Core ARM Cortex A53 and 2GB memory laptop design.

BellSoft announces Liberica JDK 11

Liberica is a 100% open-source Java 11 implementation. It is built from OpenJDK which BellSoft contributes to, is thoroughly tested and passed the JCK provided under the license from OpenJDK.

Binaries and Docker images are available for arm64 as well as armhf, and x86 Windows and Linux.

Visual Studio 15.9 preview with arm64 support in UWP

Visual Studio is a software development environment for Windows. The new 15.9 preview release includes support for building ARM64 UWP applications in all languages.