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Linaro Year 5
Hong Kong February 2015
George Grey, CEO
Our Mission
Linaro collaborates, develops and delivers
upstream technology on member products,
to benefit Linaro members a...
The Value of Membership
● Leadership in Linux on ARM
● Collaboration on shared technology
● Working with the world’s exper...
ARM Software
Linux is everywhere
Image: Linux Foundation
Linux Kernel
● 17M lines of code
● 3.7M comment lines
● >550K commits
● >13,50...
ARM Market Segments
Internet of Things
Sources: IBM, IDC
● Year of ARMv8
● Development of ARM Server Ecosystem
● ODP - the road to adoption
● 96Boards will make an impact
Predicti...
Kernel & Power WGs EAS, IPA, CoreSight,
UEFI & UBoot64
Security OP-TEE, AArch64
Virtualization KVM, Xen, QEMU,
Containers
...
LEG Server ecosystem - Productizing workloads
LNG ODP delivery and ecosystem development
LHG RDK, Android TV, Wayland, Sec...
● LEG Member Cavium
● ARMv8 ThunderX SoC
● OpenJDK SPECjbb2013
Andrea Gallo Snr. Director, LEG
Ed Nevill Linaro OpenJDK le...
Page 13©2014 Cavium Inc. All rights reserved. Confidential and Proprietary. Copyright 2014 Cavium Inc
Family of Workload O...
OpenJDK performance increases close
to linearly across 48 cores
Located in Austin TX
● Applied Micro X-Gene Servers
● AMD Seattle Overdrive Development Systems
● Bare-metal and OpenStack...
● OpenStack validation
● Debian build
○ 64 bit ARM SoCs officially supported in Debian 8 “jessie” as a result
● Ceph testi...
● DevCon 2
● Open Source release
○ Firmware
○ Greybus
○ Android
● Spiral 2 Development Boards and Phones
Project Ara
Image...
Project Ara work will deeply influence Linux,
Android and other open source projects
● Device hot swap
● Dynamic applicati...
Video Demo
PCI, USB, UART exist today
Ara requires more …
Batteries
Audio
WiFi
Bluetooth
Modem
Device Classes
Video:
Google Inc.
Announcing the 96Boards Initiative
1. Open hardware platform specifications
2. A developer community program
What is 96Boards?
● To encourage software development using low
cost community boards
○ Linaro, Universities, OSS Community
● To lower cost ...
Two Open Specifications
● Low cost - target ~$100
● Mobile/Embedded/Media SoCs
● For software developers, makers,
universi...
Two Open Specifications
Minimum Functionality
● RAM
● Boot flash or eMMC
● microSD
● 1 OTG, 2 USB Type A/C hosts
● WiFi, B...
Web Site - launched today
Where to buy
Documentation
Downloads
Forums
Hardware Ecosystem
Mezzanine boards and modules
96Bo...
A new Linaro Group for SoC vendors and
ecosystem companies working on 96Boards
● Low cost of membership
● No access to Lin...
Companies supporting the
96Boards initiative include:
Benefits
● Faster time to market - less design effort required
● Leverage a single hardware ecosystem for expansion
boards...
96Boards Consumer Edition Specification v1.0
96Boards Community web site
www.96Boards.org
Available Today
● CircuitCo Inc. announces HiKey
○ The first 96Boards compliant board
○ Uses Linaro member HiSilicon’s Kirin620
ARMv8 Octa...
▣ 8-core 64-bit Cortex-A53 CPU @ 1.2GHz
◆ Over 10,000 Dhrystone VAX MIPS
total performance
▣ ARM Mali 450-MP4 GPU
▣ 1GB 80...
Demonstration
Today we are announcing early access - our
goal is upstream support and we have a way to
go - we need your h...
Software
● Early Access Builds available tomorrow
○ Preliminary documentation & schematics
○ Buildable 3.18 kernel source ...
● Tomorrow, 15 boards will be set up in the room next
door for the rest of the week
● A number of early access boards are ...
Expected in March
Ordering information is on the 96Boards website
General Availability
Thank you
HKG15: Opening Keynote - George Grey, Linaro CEO
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Opening Keynote - George Grey, Linaro CEO
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Speaker: George Grey
Date: February 9, 2015
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★ Session Summary ★
Keynote Topic: Welcome to Linaro Connect and an update on the latest Linaro developments
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★ Resources ★
Pathable: https://hkg15.pathable.com/meetings/250753
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6aAFNCUUVj4
Etherpad:
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★ Event Details ★
Linaro Connect Hong Kong 2015 - #HKG15
February 9-13th, 2015
Regal Airport Hotel Hong Kong Airport
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http://www.linaro.org
http://connect.linaro.org

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HKG15: Opening Keynote - George Grey, Linaro CEO

  1. 1. Linaro Year 5 Hong Kong February 2015 George Grey, CEO
  2. 2. Our Mission Linaro collaborates, develops and delivers upstream technology on member products, to benefit Linaro members and the ARM ecosystem
  3. 3. The Value of Membership ● Leadership in Linux on ARM ● Collaboration on shared technology ● Working with the world’s experts ● Applying OSS to member products ● Time to market for upstream technology
  4. 4. ARM Software
  5. 5. Linux is everywhere Image: Linux Foundation Linux Kernel ● 17M lines of code ● 3.7M comment lines ● >550K commits ● >13,500 contributors ● 5500 man years Source: openhub.net
  6. 6. ARM Market Segments
  7. 7. Internet of Things Sources: IBM, IDC
  8. 8. ● Year of ARMv8 ● Development of ARM Server Ecosystem ● ODP - the road to adoption ● 96Boards will make an impact Predictions
  9. 9. Kernel & Power WGs EAS, IPA, CoreSight, UEFI & UBoot64 Security OP-TEE, AArch64 Virtualization KVM, Xen, QEMU, Containers Linaro in 2015 - Core teams
  10. 10. LEG Server ecosystem - Productizing workloads LNG ODP delivery and ecosystem development LHG RDK, Android TV, Wayland, Secure media LMG Android optimization, Chrome Segment Groups
  11. 11. ● LEG Member Cavium ● ARMv8 ThunderX SoC ● OpenJDK SPECjbb2013 Andrea Gallo Snr. Director, LEG Ed Nevill Linaro OpenJDK lead LEG Demonstration
  12. 12. Page 13©2014 Cavium Inc. All rights reserved. Confidential and Proprietary. Copyright 2014 Cavium Inc Family of Workload Optimized Processors ▪ Up to 48 custom ARMv8 cores @ 2.5GHz ▪ Single and Dual Socket Configurations ▪ Up to 4x72 bit DDR3/4 Memory Controllers ▪ Integrated PCIe, SATA, Ethernet ▪ Standards based low latency Enet fabric ▪ virtSOC™: Low latency end to end virtualization from VM to virtual port ▪ Workload Specific Accelerators Up to 48 2.5 GHz ARM64 Cores 16MB Cache Sub System Cavium Coherent Processor Interconnect (CCPI™)Workload AcceleratorsOther IO Ethernet Fabric Up to 4x 72-bit DDR3/4 Controllers PCIe Gen3 PCIe Gen3 PCIe Gen3 SATAv3 40 GbE/ 100 GbE 40 GbE/ 100 GbE10/40 100GbE Security
  13. 13. OpenJDK performance increases close to linearly across 48 cores
  14. 14. Located in Austin TX ● Applied Micro X-Gene Servers ● AMD Seattle Overdrive Development Systems ● Bare-metal and OpenStack instances More member hardware this year: www.linaro.org/leg/servercluster/ Developer ARMv8 Server Cluster
  15. 15. ● OpenStack validation ● Debian build ○ 64 bit ARM SoCs officially supported in Debian 8 “jessie” as a result ● Ceph testing on Ubuntu & Fedora ● Spark big data analytics testing ● ARM virtualization development ● Linaro B&B team for native builds Use Cases
  16. 16. ● DevCon 2 ● Open Source release ○ Firmware ○ Greybus ○ Android ● Spiral 2 Development Boards and Phones Project Ara Image Credit: Google
  17. 17. Project Ara work will deeply influence Linux, Android and other open source projects ● Device hot swap ● Dynamic applications ● Dynamic devices Modularity
  18. 18. Video Demo
  19. 19. PCI, USB, UART exist today Ara requires more … Batteries Audio WiFi Bluetooth Modem Device Classes
  20. 20. Video: Google Inc.
  21. 21. Announcing the 96Boards Initiative
  22. 22. 1. Open hardware platform specifications 2. A developer community program What is 96Boards?
  23. 23. ● To encourage software development using low cost community boards ○ Linaro, Universities, OSS Community ● To lower cost and accelerate availability of maker and embedded products based on ARM SoCs Why is Linaro doing this?
  24. 24. Two Open Specifications ● Low cost - target ~$100 ● Mobile/Embedded/Media SoCs ● For software developers, makers, universities/research and OEMs ● Low cost - target <$300 ● Media/Enterprise/Networking SoCs ● For software developers, universities/research, build/test farms and SoC evaluation Available today Board Specifications Available Q2
  25. 25. Two Open Specifications Minimum Functionality ● RAM ● Boot flash or eMMC ● microSD ● 1 OTG, 2 USB Type A/C hosts ● WiFi, Bluetooth ● LS and HS expansion Minimum Functionality ● 2-16GB RAM ● Storage - eSATA, flash, SD ● UART port for debug/console ● USB ● 1Gbit Ethernet ● LS expansion
  26. 26. Web Site - launched today Where to buy Documentation Downloads Forums Hardware Ecosystem Mezzanine boards and modules 96Boards Community Twitter #96Boards Facebook 96Boards Google+ 96Boards
  27. 27. A new Linaro Group for SoC vendors and ecosystem companies working on 96Boards ● Low cost of membership ● No access to Linaro Core/Group engineering ● No assignees Steering Committee ● 96Boards Specification ● Ecosystem development Linaro Community Board Group (LCG)
  28. 28. Companies supporting the 96Boards initiative include:
  29. 29. Benefits ● Faster time to market - less design effort required ● Leverage a single hardware ecosystem for expansion boards & modules for all 96Boards compliant products ● Leverage a single software developer community, community website, software downloads and software maintenance for all 96Boards compliant products ● Vendors can add to minimum functionality to differentiate and demonstrate unique SoC features 96Boards Benefits
  30. 30. 96Boards Consumer Edition Specification v1.0 96Boards Community web site www.96Boards.org Available Today
  31. 31. ● CircuitCo Inc. announces HiKey ○ The first 96Boards compliant board ○ Uses Linaro member HiSilicon’s Kirin620 ARMv8 Octa-core 64 bit A53 SoC ○ Available for pre-order at $129 Another 96Boards announcement ….
  32. 32. ▣ 8-core 64-bit Cortex-A53 CPU @ 1.2GHz ◆ Over 10,000 Dhrystone VAX MIPS total performance ▣ ARM Mali 450-MP4 GPU ▣ 1GB 800MHz LPDDR3 DRAM ▣ 4GB eMMC Flash Storage ▣ USB, SD, HDMI, Expansion connectors
  33. 33. Demonstration Today we are announcing early access - our goal is upstream support and we have a way to go - we need your help! ☺ Debian “jessie” build on Linux 3.18 kernel Android Lollipop from AOSP
  34. 34. Software ● Early Access Builds available tomorrow ○ Preliminary documentation & schematics ○ Buildable 3.18 kernel source code tree ○ ARMv8 pre-release Debian 8 “jessie” build ● Coming very soon ○ Bootloader source - ARM Trusted Firmware, PSCI & UEFI ○ Andoid L from AOSP ○ Mali Graphics acceleration ○ And more ...
  35. 35. ● Tomorrow, 15 boards will be set up in the room next door for the rest of the week ● A number of early access boards are available to Linaro Connect attendees ● If you want one, tell us what you will do with it and subject to demand we’ll arrange for you take one home with you … www.96Boards.org/I-want-one Getting a Board
  36. 36. Expected in March Ordering information is on the 96Boards website General Availability
  37. 37. Thank you

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