WOA Issue 74

WOA Issue 74

A short issue this week due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

In this issue

  • Drone Cloud CI with arm64 support
  • Gigabyte motherboard for Marvell ThunderX2
  • WLinux for arm64 Windows 10 laptops
  • arm64 ready Google Chrome for Windows 10
  • Interview with Eben Upton (Raspberry Pi) at Electronica 2018
  • Huawei Hi1620 server chip
  • Pinebook reviews

Drone Cloud CI with arm64 support

Drone has announced a free continuous integration (CI) service running at Packet for open source projects. The service offers both a 32-bit armhf and a 64-bit arm64 build environment for your code, as well as x86 builds.

Gigabyte motherboard for Marvell ThunderX2

David Schor from WikiChip notes that the Gigabyte H261 series motherboards support ThunderX2 CPUs with up to 195W TDP (total dissipated power). “Makes you wonder how high the top off-roadmap SKUs really get.”

GIGABTYE’s H261 series is a 2U platform with up to 4 dual-socket ThunderX2 compute nodes that can scale up to 1024 logical processors with 4 thread SMT and can address up to 4TB of memory capacity. The chassis has multiple PCIe expansion slots and can support 12 x 3.5″ drives (H261-T60) or 24 2.5″ drives (H261-T61) making it an ideal solution for applications that are compute and memory intensive.

WLinux for arm64 Windows 10 laptops

WLinux is a Debian-based distribution of Linux designed for use with the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). It’s being built for Windows 10 arm64 systems.

arm64 ready Google Chrome for Windows 10

A distribution of the Google Chrome browser is in preparation for arm64 Windows 10 laptops.

Interview with Eben Upton (Raspberry Pi) at Electronica 2018

Raspberry Pi founder Eben Upton is interviewed at the Electronica 2018 conference, talking about the past, present, and future of the Pi platform.

Huawei Hi1620 server chip

Huawei has announced the Hi1620 server chip, derived from A76 cores and built on a 7 nanometer process. Anandtech and Heise look at the new CPU. (Heise article in German.)

Pinebook reviews

Users are enthusiastic about the new Pinebook, a $99 laptop powered by a $29 Arm single-board computer. A shipment of the devices is making its way to developers, sporting an upgraded 1080p screen and accelerated graphics.

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