Qualcomm talks about the Dragonboard 410c now to be launched into mass production soon available on http://arrow.com, enabling affordable ARMv8 64bit low-cost development, with a quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 with Adreno 306 GPU, with integrated WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS, also expandable according to the http://96boards.org platform.
Arrow Electronics is about to launch the mass production of this 64bit Qualcomm Dragonboard 410c development board, based on the Linaro Consumer Edition specification, featuring the Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 at 1.2GHz with Adreno 306 GPU, to run Android 5.1, Ubuntu 15.4 and Windows 10. You can read more about Dragonboard 410c and order it at http://partners.arrow.com/campaigns-na/qualcomm/dragonboard-410c/
LeMaker releases their $75 LeMaker HiKey development board, it's powered by the HiSilicon Kirin 620 Octa-core ARM Cortex-A53 64bit CPU at up to 1.2GHz and high performance Mali 450MP4 GPU. It also has 1GBLPDDR3 DRAM (800MHz) and 8GB eMMC storage on board. The price is $75 for the 1GB RAM version and $99 for 2GB RAM.
The LeMaker HiKey board follows the Linaro LCG 96boards design specification, with the standardized expansion buses for peripheral I/O, display and cameras in the 96boards ecosystem, we have many add-ons to work on HiKey. LeMaker, as one of the LCG members will contribute more resources and technical support to 96boards community.
This video also features LeMaker Guitar on Actions S500 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A9, LeMaker Banana Pro on Allwinner A20 Dual-core ARM Cortex-A7 and LeMaker Piano on Freescale i.MX6Quad and Dual Quad-core and Dual-core ARM Cortex-A9.
Texas Instruments shows BeagleBoard-X15 for the performance Linux-hacker-focused line. It has dual-core ARM Cortex-A15, dual-core ARM Cortex-M4, dual-core C66x DSP and dual-core SGX544 GPU.
Qualcomm DragonBoard 410c is a credit card sized 96Boards compliant development board based on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, with I/O like USB device, 1080P HDMI, micro USB port, support WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, support Android, linux, planned to support windows 10 in the near future. The DragonBoard 410c is designed to support rapid software development, education and prototyping, including the next generation of robotics, cameras, medical devices, vending machines, smart buildings, digital signage, casino gaming consoles, and much more. At Maker Fair Shenzhen, Qualcomm is showing off how easy it is to get going with development using their new DragonBoard 410c, being released now, it will start shipping in the next weeks through Arrow Electronics.
Acer BYOC is a cross-platform, multi-device, multi-network cloud system to create, personalize IoT devices to help make IoT devices be successful, where the IoT cloud apps are run on edge devices, to gateways to the cloud.
The lowest power Cloud storage with Cold Storage support, allows for most storage with the lowest cost and power consumption, where Annapurna (acquired by Amazon last January) designs a quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 SoC with built-in hardware RAID, also combining two Marvell chips totally the small motherboard can control 16 hard drives, designed for lowest power consumption and cost efficiency.
Gigabyte launched their AppliedMicro X-Gene 1 server on 64bit. This server can connect into for example the Annapurna storage server. By October Gigabyte will also be shipping the AppliedMicro X-Gene 2 server with DDR4 speed, lower power consumption, where AppliedMicro designs their custom SoC with many features integrated and performance and power consumption optimized. You can also see my tour at AppliedMicro featuring the X-Gene 1 and X-Gene 2: http://armdevices.net/2014/12/11/how-the-appliedmicro-x-gene-arm-server-processors-are-designed/
Gigabyte shows their "fastest ARM Server in the world" solution, packing 384 cores into a standard 2U. Big cloud companies like Google, Facebook, Amazon could buy these to fill up their datacers with 11 thousand or 15 thousand of them. Gigabyte's ARM Server product manager talks about the performance, the features compared to the old fashioned Intel x86 servers, the power consumption is much lower. Gigabyte will launch the mass production in November, now providing samples for validation and testing by their big cloud company customers around the world. The 48-core ARM ThunderX Processor uses about 95W, while the comparative-performance Intel x86 based server processor consumes 145W, totally the saving is about 400W per 2U system, which means a potential saving of 8000W power per server rack. Gigabyte started using ThunderX in their R120-T30 single-socket server, moving to the dual socket design to be ready for taking over the massive cloud computing market.