Qualcomm talks about their Open Source Software Strategy, getting upstream support in the Linux Kernel for the Qualcomm based Development Boards like the Dragonboard 410c. Supporting Linux, Android, supporting Freedreno the Open Source GPU driver for Qualcomm processors, working towards support of OpenCL and more.
Grant Likely of Linaro introduces the http://96Boards.org IoT Starter Kit with retail price aimed at around $45 which includes the 96Boards UART also available at http://www.seeedstudio.com/depot/96Boards-UART-p-2525.html and the Arduino-compatible 96Boards Sensors adapter board.
Bernhard Rosenkränzer on the Android team at Linaro and Rob Clark of Red Hat who works on the open source GPU driver called Freedreno for Qualcomm's ARM processors Adreno GPU. This open source GPU driver enables better open source software such as for example all kinds of Linux for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 powered Dragonboard 410c which I have filmed here: http://armdevices.net/?s=410c
David Abdurachmanov of Fermilab works in Geneva at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, testing all the latest different 64bit ARM Server platforms to measure when they may be recommended to be used by up to hundreds of computing centers around the world, potentially deployed to hundreds of thousands of servers to crunch large amounts of scientific data worldwide. The GRID of Computing resources analyses scientific data for experiments in high energy physics, to find proof that the Higgs Boson exists, at the core of understanding how the world is made. These scientific server grids must be built at optimal cost to consume the least amount of power as more and more scientific experiments require to analyse more and more data. CERN is where the Web was born, it might also be where the ARM Server will get kickstarted. As computing centers around the world have the requirement to use the least amount of power. David Abdurachmanov is eager to test and potentially to implement mass production ready ARM 64bit Server hardware.
You can also watch David Abdurachmanov's keynote at Linaro Connect here:
Wookey is testing out the MantaroBot TeleMe, he's in the UK talking remotely to the people at the Linaro Connect in San Francisco. I filmed Wookey talking about Debian on ARMv8 64bit in my previous video.
Ezchip is preparing a 100 core ARM Cortex-A53 Processor, optimized for high-performance networking, 200-Gigabit throughput, hardware accelerators, Mesh cores interconnectivity for massive bandwidth, low latency and linear scalability. Barry Spinney, Network Architect at Ezchip talks about the 100-core ARM processor and shows a hardware-optimized ODP implementation running on the Tilera TILE-Gx 36-core processor with PCI-Express, Multiple memory controllers, hardware assist, hardware scheduler, crypto-engines, hardware traffic manager with many new hardware acceleration parts to be implemented in the 100-core ARM SoC. You can read more about it here: http://www.tilera.com/News/PressRelease/?ezchip=97
Linaro's newest focus group is being formed to work to improve open source software for the Internet of Things and Embedded devices, small devices with small memory, small power sources running embedded UI. Linaro CTO David Rusling talks about the role Linaro can work on to help optimize the software platforms for the Internet of Things and for Embedded. You can also see LITE being announced at the Linaro Connect opening keynote
Ian Ferguson ARM VP of WorldWide Marketing and Strategic Alliances discuss with David Rusling Linaro CTO about the status and roadmap for the ARM Server, what ARM is doing with Linaro, what Linaro member companies are doing with Linaro, to grow and ecosystem around ARM devices, ARM announced that they will double their engineering investment into Linaro.
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.