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Grant Likely’s Open Source Arcade based on 96Boards

Posted by Charbax – December 3, 2017

Grant Likely has built a custom video-game arcade machine with colorful control buttons and mouse for using with classic arcade game emulators, all Open Source and Open Hardware, with the source code up on GitHub with some links up at you can also watch his Arcade assembly time lapse video. Filmed at the Linaro Connect San Francisco 2017.

Keynote: Aaron Welch of at Linaro Connect San Francisco 2017

Posted by Charbax – November 30, 2017

Keynote: Imagine The Internet in Ten Years – Aaron Welch (Packet)

Think back to the summer of 2007. AWS was a few months old, the first iPhone had just been released, and Uber was still two years away from its founding.

Now look the other way: ten years into the future. A future standing on the shoulders of today’s nearly 20 million software developers (which may double in the next five years), a mature ecosystem of venture funded firms around the world, and dozens of major companies dumping massive resources into everything from new data centers, cloud services, VR, 5G, robotics, autonomy, space travel, and a huge variety of software of all stripes and flavors.

Aaron Welch, co-founder and SVP of Product at Packet (the leading bare metal cloud for developers), outlines Packet’s vision for the infrastructure of tomorrow, and why hardware is the next innovation layer.

Aaron Welch, SVP of Product, Packet Hosting Inc

Posted by Charbax – November 30, 2017

Interview with Aaron Welch, SVP of Product at about what he said in his keynote, about the ARM Servers which they are providing as bare metal hosting at and what he thinks the internet will be like in the next ten years, probably powered by ARM Servers which they will provide.

@vielmetti talks ARM Servers at and @worksonarm

Posted by Charbax – November 30, 2017

Interview with Ed Vielmetti, Special Projects Director at talking about their available and upcoming ARMv8 servers in the data center and the ARM Server ecosystem that is being advanced at a rapid pace. Ed Vielmetti is posting News and software updates at and

Canonical shows EdgeX on ARM

Posted by Charbax – November 30, 2017

First demo of EdgeX on ARM in cross-host setup featuring Ubuntu Core and Ubuntu systems both running the EdgeX cluster. The Dell 5k Edge Gateway, based on Ubuntu Core Snappy, has been running the core EdgeX services (basically 11 out of 12) using the official Docker snap. The RPi3, based on Ubuntu, has been running EdgeX device virtual service.

The EdgeX Foundry Project is a vendor-neutral project launched by the Linux Foundation, aligned around a common goal: the simplification and standardization of the foundation for edge computing architectures in the Industrial IoT market, while still allowing the ecosystem to add significant value. The seed for the new project is a fully-functional, Alpha-grade edge platform based on over 125,000 lines of code donated by Dell with references to other open source projects and developed with feedback from their partners, customers, and even competitors. The EdgeX project has already garnered a diverse and experienced membership base of supporting companies that is continuing the development of the architecture and code base. The goals of EdgeX include to provide a flexible microservices architecture that can support the use of any combination of heterogeneous ingredients plugged into a common interoperability foundation, to be agnostic to hardware CPU (e.g., x86, ARM), OS (e.g., Linux, Windows, Mac OS), and application environment (e.g., Java, JavaScript, Python, Go Lang, C/C++) to support customer preferences for differentiation, to allow services to scale up and down based on device capability and use case and more.

Dell EMC Supercomputing, Machine and Deep Learning for Enterprise

Posted by Charbax – November 28, 2017

Dell EMC shows some of their latest machine and deep learning products for the Enterprise market, enabling enterprises to address opportunities in areas such as fraud detection, image processing, financial investment analysis, personalized medicine and more. The new Dell EMC PowerEdge C4140 Machine Learning and Deep Learning Ready Bundle accelerator-based platform for demanding cognitive workloads, powered by latest generation NVIDIA V100 GPU accelerators with PCIe and NVLink high-speed interconnect technology, two Intel Xeon Scalable Processors, to bring high performance computing (HPC) and data analytics capabilities to mainstream enterprises worldwide.

Dell EMC's Supercomputers power some of the fastest supercomputers in the world such as the one built for The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin, the “Stampede2” supercomputer with Intel Xeon Phi 7250 processors across 4,200 nodes connected with Intel Omni-Path Fabric, developed in collaboration with Dell EMC, Intel and Seagate and ranks No. 12 on the TOP500 list of the most powerful computer systems worldwide. Simon Fraser University’s “Cedar” supercomputer was built for big data, including artificial intelligence, with 146 Dell EMC PowerEdge C4130 servers with NVIDIA Tesla P100 GPUs. Canada’s most powerful academic supercomputer ranks No. 94 on the TOP500 and No. 13 on the Green500, helping researchers chart new territory across several areas such as to study the continually changing DNA code in bacteria.

Filmed in 4K60 at Supercomputing 2017 in Denver using Panasonic GH5 ($1999 at on firmware 2.1 (aperture priority, AF continuous tracking) with Leica 12mm f1.4 ($1297 at with Sennheiser MKE440 stereo shotgun microphone ($325 at, get $25 off renting cameras and lenses with my referral link at

Nvidia DGX Station, world’s most powerful desktop, a Supercomputer at the office

Posted by Charbax – November 28, 2017

Nvidia DGX Station is the world’s first and fastest personal supercomputer for leading-edge AI development at Supercomputing developers desk, it has the computing capacity of four server racks in a desk-friendly package, using less than one twentieth the power. It’s the only personal supercomputer with four Nvidia Tesla V100 GPUs, next generation Nvidia NVLink, and new Tensor Core architecture. DGX Station delivers 3X the training performance of today’s fastest workstations, with 480 TFLOPS of water cooled performance (3X Faster Than the Fastest Workstations) and FP16 precision. It's designed to be whisper quiet at one tenth the noise of other deep learning workstations, it’s designed for easy experimentation at the office.

Filmed in 4K60 at Supercomputing 2017 in Denver using Panasonic GH5 ($1999 at on firmware 2.1 (aperture priority, AF continuous tracking) with Leica 12mm f1.4 ($1297 at with Sennheiser MKE440 stereo shotgun microphone ($325 at, get $25 off renting cameras and lenses with my referral link at

CLEARink wins Best Technical Development Materials at IDTechEx USA 2017

Posted by Charbax – November 23, 2017

Interview at IDTechEx show USA 2017 with Joel Pollack, board member at CLEARink, formerly responsible for Amazon Kindle display design at Lab126, also formerly CEO of Clairvoyante (now part of Samsung) and Dr Bob Fleming, CTO for CLEARink. They just won the IDTechEx award for best technical development materials. CLEARink previously won the award at SID for this reflective display technology, it uses Total Internal Reflection (TIR) to create white pixels and electrophoresis to create black pixels using black particles in a solution. Here is a video that shows how the technology works. Also see my SID video interview of their CEO, at CLEARink is targeting eSchoolbooks and Wearables, their product is low power, sunlight readable like other ePaper technologies but they are making ePaper 2.0 which offers color and video in addition to the usual benefits of ePaper.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 available for ARM servers

Posted by Charbax – November 20, 2017

Red Hat Enterprise Linux is now fully supported on ARM server-optimized SoC's designed for cloud and hyperscale, telco and edge computing, as well as high-performance computing, for SoC's such as the Cavium ThunderX2 and the Qualcomm Centriq2400, and OEM partners, like HPE for the Apollo 70, through the culmination of a multi-year collaboration with silicon and hardware partners and the upstream community. Over the past 7 years, Red Hat has helped to drive open standards and develop communities of customers, partners and a broad ecosystem. Our goal was to develop a single operating platform across multiple 64-bit ARMv8-A server-class SoCs from various suppliers while using the same sources to build user functionality and consistent feature set that enables customers to deploy across a range of server implementations while maintaining application compatibility.

Filmed in 4K60 at Supercomputing 2017 in Denver using Panasonic GH5 ($1999 at on firmware 2.1 (aperture priority, AF continuous tracking) with Leica 12mm f1.4 ($1297 at with Sennheiser MKE440 stereo shotgun microphone ($325 at, get $25 off renting cameras and lenses with my referral link at

Fujitsu Post-K ARM Supercomputer, Exascale by 2021

Posted by Charbax – November 20, 2017

Fujitsu is developing a very powerful ARM processor for its Post-K exascale supercomputer, to have a much wider impact on the HPC market than just a single system. Riken, Japan’s largest and most prestigious scientific research institute, will be the recipient of the Post-K system. This HPC optimized ARM processor design is being done in collaboration with ARM integrating SVE (Scalable Vector Extension), extending the vector processing capabilities associated with AArch64 (64bit) execution in the ARM architecture, enabling implementation choices for vector lengths that scale from 128 to 2048 bits, enabling High Performance Scientific Compute featuring advanced vectorizing compilers to extract more fine-grain parallelism from existing code to reduce software deployment effort. SVE also supports a vector-length agnostic (VLA) programming model that can adapt to the available vector length. When the Post-K Supercomputer is ready, which may be around 2020-2022, and if it lives up to its near-exascale performance promise, it will be eight times faster than today's most powerful supercomputer in the world, China's Sunway TaihuLight. The Post-K system will be used to model climate change, predict disasters, develop drugs and fuels, and run other scientific simulations. The Fujitsu Post-K ARM processors are likely to be 10nm FinFET chips fabricated by TSMC, and will feature high-bandwidth memory and the Tofu 6D interconnect mesh that was developed for the original K Supercomputer.

Filmed in 4K60 at Supercomputing 2017 in Denver using Panasonic GH5 ($1999 at on firmware 2.1 (aperture priority, AF continuous tracking) with Leica 12mm f1.4 ($1297 at with Sennheiser MKE440 stereo shotgun microphone ($325 at, get $25 off renting cameras and lenses with my referral link at