WOA Issue 83

WOA Issue 83

In the news

  • Using Works on Arm for LLVM development
  • Neoverse N1 and E1 server cores
  • Neoverse development board
  • Arm joins Cloud Native Computing Foundation (press release)
  • Event: Mobile World Congress, Barcelona
  • Event: Cloud Native Rejects EU19
  • Windows 10 on Arm on the Raspberry Pi 3
  • Hangover to run Windows x64 on 64-bit Arm (Phoronix)
  • Arm Helium – Armv8.1-M

Using Works on Arm for LLVM development

Arm has posted a blog describing how the Works on Arm project (hosted here at Packet) is used to accelerate open source development for the LLVM compiler.

Neoverse N1 and E1 server cores

Arm has announced its Neoverse N1 and E1 server cores.

The N1 (formerly Ares) is a successor to the A7x series and promises on the order of 2x performance relative to the A72 “Cosmos”. Designed in Austin, Texas, it is similar in high level design to the Cortex-A76. The N1 features a new CCIX chip interconnect and supports the Armv8.2 ISA.

The E1 is a successor to the A5x series and promises on the order of 2.5x the performance of the the A53. The design is very energy efficient, with a design target of less than 200 milliwatts per core at 2.5 Ghz on a 7 nm process.

Neoverse system development platform (SDP)

Arm announced development board for its new Neoverse cores. The System Development Platform (SDP) is designed for enablement and features four N1 cores and an extensive set of debugging features. All I/O goes through an FPGA, with a completely open source firmware stack driving that system. “Don’t expect the board to be easily attainable for the average user,” notes Anandtech, though qualified partners can expect units to be available in Q1 2019.

Arm joins Cloud Native Computing Foundation

SAN FRANCISCO – February 19, 2019 – The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), which sustains open source technologies like Kubernetes and Prometheus, today announced that Arm has joined the Foundation as a Gold member.

Arm is at the heart of billions of wireless, networking, and consumer entertainment devices. Last year, Arm teamed up with Packet to provide a bare metal backend for developers to build and test open source projects on Arm-based infrastructure platforms, which CNCF makes available to open source developers via its Community Infrastructure Lab.

Event: Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, 25-28 Feb 2019

Simon Segars from Arm is a keynote speaker at MWC19 in Barcelona on the topic of “The Next Generation”. Mobile World Congress is an annual gather of telecom and computer industry leaders in the mobile telephony space.

Event: Cloud Native Rejekts EU19, Barcelona, (date)

Cloud Native Rejekts EU19 celebrates all of the papers that were submitted and rejected to Kubecon / Cloud Native Conf in Barcelona. It’s held at a coworking facility in Barcelona on May 18-19, 2019, during the weekend leading up to the main Kubecon event.

BalenaFin carrier board v1.1

Balena (formerly Resin) has announced a full-featured update for its carrier board for the Raspberry Pi 3 compute module. The BalenaFin includes power management, a real time clock, dual camera support and Power over Ethernet (PoE). It is available for order now in limited quantities for under $200 with a DIN-rail case for industrial applications.

Hangover to run Windows x64 on 64-bit Arm (Phoronix)

Hangover is a package from the developers of Wine that allows select Windows x64 packages to run on 64-bit Arm Linux and Windows 10 systems.

Arm Helium – Armv8.1-M

Helium is a vector extension for the Cortex-M series of processors (aka NEON for embedded).

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