CEO George Grey Opens Linaro Connect Europe 2013 (LCE13) in Dublin, Ireland

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DUBLIN, IRELAND – 8 JUL 2013

Industry leaders are gathering in Dublin, Ireland this week to define the future of Linux on ARM at Linaro Connect

Linaro Connect Europe (LCE13) began today with an opening keynote by George Grey, CEO of Linaro, the not-for-profit engineering organization developing open source software for the ARM® architecture. Over 300 engineers from Linaro, Linaro’s 25 member companies and more than 20 other companies have gathered together to discuss and develop the future of Linux on ARM at the eleventh Linaro Connect.

Grey explained how the explosion in digital data exchange and usage of a rapidly expanding array of different devices is placing new demands on both hardware and software development. These demands offer opportunities for many companies, but a significant amount of common development work is a ripe target for collaboration, which will enable accelerated innovation and increased differentiation, leading to improved consumer choice.

“Linaro Connect has grown at each event and I am happy to say this week again promises to be the biggest and most productive yet,” said Grey. “Linaro membership has grown significantly over the last year and we are now not only driving new Linux technology development for mobile devices, but also for servers and networking.”

Grey also introduced the first of a full lineup of external keynote speakers presenting during the week: Parallels CTO James Bottomley kicked off the keynotes following Grey on Monday 8 July, then Wannes De Smet from Sizing Servers will be sharing his review of the first enterprise-class ARM server on Tuesday, Red Hat’s Leslie Hawthorn explains best practices for overcoming challenges to collaboration, and COO of the Open Compute Project, Cole Crawford, introduces the project on Wednesday, and finally Bob Monkman from ARM will talk about Software Defined Networking on Thursday 11 July. These keynotes are in addition to the regular working group and hacking sessions that discuss the latest challenges facing the ecosystem and propose, develop and test solutions. Jon “maddog” Hall is also joining Linaro Connect to talk about collaborative work on performance tuning of open source software to support new ARMv8 64-bit chips.

LCE13 runs through Friday 12 July. Can’t make it to Ireland, but you still want to participate in LCE13?  No problem, there will be opportunities to participate remotely.  Here are the details on how to participate remotely.  Registration for the next Linaro Connect to be held in the US, Monday 28 October to Friday 1 November 2013 (LCU13), is now open:http://www.linaro.org/connect-lcu13.

About Linaro

Linaro is the place where engineers from the world’s leading technology companies define the future of Linux on ARM. The company is a not-for-profit engineering organization with over 170 engineers working on consolidating and optimizing open source software for the ARM architecture, including developer tools, the Linux kernel, ARM power management, and other software infrastructure. Linaro is distribution neutral: it wants to provide the best software foundations to everyone, and to reduce non-differentiating and costly low level fragmentation.

To ensure commercial quality software, Linaro’s work includes comprehensive test and validation on member hardware platforms. The full scope of Linaro’s engineering work is open to all online. To find out more, please visit http://www.linaro.org.

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