A short issue this week due to the Thanksgiving holiday.
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.
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 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.
A distribution of the Google Chrome browser is in preparation for arm64 Windows 10 laptops.
Raspberry Pi founder Eben Upton is interviewed at the Electronica 2018 conference, talking about the past, present, and future of the Pi platform.
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.)
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.