Thursday, November 1, 2012

LINARO -- a Software Ecosystems for ARM Servers

Linaro, a not-for-profit engineering organization developing open source software for the ARM architecture, announced the addition of AMD, Applied Micro Circuits Corporation, Calxeda, Canonical, Cavium, Facebook, HP, Marvell and Red Hat as members. Existing members include ARM, Samsung and ST-Ericsson.

The companies will collaborate on the development of foundational software for ARM Server Linux.  Linaro uses a unique business model where multiple companies jointly invest in a software engineering team that creates core open source software in a collaborative and transparent environment.
“As power and energy become increasing costs to business, there continues to be a need to drive down costs and this means a total reinvention of the server space. There will be a range of server solutions based on ARM technology as the entire business community looks to reduce cost of ownership and achieve energy efficiency. Ultimately, it is the partnership approach which is vital to encourage innovation in this space and we are delighted to see LEG shares this vision. By changing the way we process data, the opportunity for a smarter, more connected future can be truly realized," stated ARM CEO Warren East.