WOA Issue 78

WOA Issue 78

In this issue

  • Grafana with new arm64 Docker support
  • Linaro Connect call for proposals deadline Monday, 21 January 2019
  • P^3MA call for papers; Frankfurt, Germany, June 20, 2019
  • SUSE Server for Arm
  • 96boards interview with Ed Vielmetti

System monitoring

Grafana with new arm64 Docker support

Grafana is a popular open-source visualization tool that is used to analyze log data on top of a variety of data stores.

Johannes Würbach has contributed code to Grafana that now builds multiarch containers that include both x86 and Arm support. This is available with the v5.4.3 release of 2019-01-14.

Conferences and events

Linaro Connect call for proposals deadline Monday, 21 January 2019

Linaro Connect provides a platform to discuss and learn about the leading software topics, challenges and opportunities in the Arm Ecosystem today. The spring 2019 event is in Bangkok on April 1-5, and the call for proposals deadline is January 21, 2019.

P^3MA call for papers; Frankfurt, Germany, June 20, 2019

The 4th International Workshop on Performance Portable Programming models for Manycore or Accelerators (P^3MA) has issued their Call for Papers. Held in conjunction with ISC 2019, This workshop will provide a forum to bring together researchers and developers to discuss community’s proposals and solutions to performance portability.

Performance portable approaches and implementations are becoming increasingly crucial for the application developers to make the best use of modern HPC architectures. With diverging architectural designs, it can be a challenge to develop high-level abstractions that can expose all the rich features of the hardware to the programmer, especially with the introduction of heterogeneous architectures.

Submissions are due April 3, 2019; the workshop is held in Frankfurt, Germany on June 20, 2019 as part of ISC 2019.

via InsideHPC

Operating Systems

SUSE Server for Arm

SUSE has announced general availability of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) for Arm. “Previously, SUSE subscriptions for the Arm hardware platforms were only available to SUSE Partners”, noted Jay Kruemcke, product manager at SUSE, in a blog post of 14 January 2019. “We are now ready to sell subscriptions directly to customers.”

Pricing for SLES for Arm is based on a hybrid model, with smaller SoCs being priced on a per-core basis in units of 4 cores, and larger SoCs with greater than 16 cores per socket being charged on a per-socket basis.

Supported SoCs include:

  • Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) Opteron A1100
  • Ampere Computing X-Gene 1, X-Gene 2, eMag
  • Broadcom BCM2837 (Raspberry Pi 3 B and 3 B+)
  • Cavium ThunderX, ThunderX2 CN99xx, Octeon TX
  • HiSilicon Hi1616
  • NXP QorIQ LS2085A / LS2045A, LS2080A / LS2040A, LS1043A
  • Marvell Armada 7040/8040
  • Rockchip RK3399
  • Qualcomm Centriq 2400
  • Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC

Via Jay Kruemcke, SUSE, and ITPro Today.


96boards interview with Ed Vielmetti

Your editor spent an hour with Robert Wolff and Sahaj Sarup of Linaro’s 96Boards project talking about the Works on Arm project. 96Boards builds 32 & 64 bit Arm single-board computers to open platform specifications with a wide variety of SoC designs available. Robert hosts a weekly call called Open Hours on Thursdays with invited guests, and 130 episodes are available (my show is ep 129).

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