WOA Issue 87
In this issue Arm DUC – Linaro Connect SolidRun Clearfog…
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.
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.
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.
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:
Via Jay Kruemcke, SUSE, and ITPro Today.
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).