Arm Based Cloud Computing & Servers
The past few years have seen Arm being adopted more and more in the server space, with the world’s fastest supercomputer - Fujitsu’s Fugaku - running on Arm CPUs.
It is a well known fact that Arm chips have dominated the mobile market. The flexibility Arm offers device manufacturers who can design Arm chips to meet specific needs make it an attractive choice. But for Arm server chips to continue to meet the demands of businesses needing more storage and more data, there needs to be a software ecosystem in place that helps drive feature enablement, testing and bug fixing. Linaro works together with its member companies on strengthening the software ecosystem for Arm servers.
Making Arm a first class citizen
Linaro, together with its member companies, is working on making key open source projects enabled for Arm-based servers. We refer to this as making Arm a first class citizen. By verifying the projects build continuously, get tested and have binaries available for Arm server targets, the Arm ecosystem is able to depend on quality software for use in production environments.
Linaro projects delivering quality software for Arm-based servers
Arm Server Architecture
Technology for servers is continuously evolving. For the boot architecture, this means the AArch64 boot process should use familiar tools already in common use and active development. The Arm Server Architecture project predominantly focuses on Arm UEFI, GRUB2 and related components.>> Learn more about Arm Server Architecture
AI for Datacenter and Edge
This project is focused on enablement which optimizes performance in HPC and AI computing. The project is addressing a wide range of use cases for AI training and inference, targeting Armv8.x based servers and supercomputers such as Fujitsu’s high end Fugaku supercomputer, Neoverse and Cortex-A based edge devices.>> Learn more about AI for Datacenter and Edge
Big Data & Data Science
With 90% of all data having been created in the last two years, Big Data and Data Science technologies are vital and have become mature with various production implementations. Linaro drives engineering activities and ARMv8 builds for projects such as Apache BigTop, Hadoop, Spark, Ambari and Drill.>> Learn more about Big Data & Data Science
Linaro’s aim in this space is to provide open-source cloud infrastructure projects with the capabilities to easily deploy, manage and deliver performance on Arm64. Engineering activities include technologies such as hypervisors and container based virtualization (OpenStack, Kubernetes) and Software Defined Storage (Ceph).>> Learn more about Cloud Infrastructure
Enhance Software-Defined-Storage on Arm Servers
There is a shift towards using all-flash storage solutions (SSD/NVME) as opposed to traditional HDD disks due to improvements in performance. The goal of this project is to collaborate with industry leaders in the Arm server ecosystem so that we can provide competitive and leading storage solutions with Arm servers.>> Learn more about Enhance Software-Defined-Storage on Arm Servers
Linaro Ecosystem Dashboard
The Linaro Ecosystem Dashboard is a one-stop resource for everyone to find necessary software project info and resources about Arm support. The aim is to provide a complete picture of the Arm ecosystem landscape. At present the Linaro Ecosystem Dashboard is focused on the server landscape but Linaro will be expanding this to other verticals.>> Learn more about Linaro Ecosystem Dashboard
How to participate
There are multiple ways to engage with Linaro.
Join the Linaro Datacenter & Cloud Group
If you want to collaborate with Linaro and other industry leaders in the Arm Server Ecosystem specifically, you can join the Linaro Datacenter & Cloud Group.
Linaro’s Datacenter & Cloud Group aims to, together with its members, provide a common development center for the Arm enterprise ecosystem.
Working together to resolve common issues and develop standards reduces fragmentation and helps all participating companies deliver their products to market faster.>> Learn more about Linaro Datacenter & Cloud Group
Join as a Linaro Club Member
If you want to collaborate with Linaro and other industry leaders on all verticals in the Arm Ecosystem, club membership is the right option for you.>> Learn more about Linaro Club Membership
Leverage our expertise on your project through Linaro Developer Services.
Linaro Developer Services allows you to work with Linaro on a one-to-one basis on your specific project.>> Learn more about Linaro Developer Services
Join our team!
We frequently hire subject matter experts and maintainers - if you’re interested in becoming part of our team, go to the Linaro careers page to find out more.>> Learn more about Linaro Vacancies
Join as a Linaro Core Member
If you want to participate in all the work Linaro does as well as have access to your own dedicated engineering team, then core membership is the right option for you.>> Learn more about Linaro Core Membership