Linaro ARMs the Future for Linux Servers
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Linaro is a non-profit organization that is helping to organize and lead Linux server development on ARM. This past week, multiple vendors joined Linaro, including AMD, AppliedMicro, Calxeda, Canonical, Cavium, Facebook, HP, Marvell and Red Hat, to create a new working group called the Linaro Enterprise Group (LEG).
David Rusling, CTO of Linaro, told ServerWatch that in contrast to other Linaro efforts, the scope of the new enterprise group is more constrained. He noted that the work LEG will do adds to the core work that the organization is already doing.
Some of the new work LEG is doing deals with boot architecture, including UEFI, security and virtualization. The group is also looking at sets of libraries and languages that ARM, in the mobile space, has not been particularly focused on.
"I'm confident that LEG is off to a good start," Rusling said. In addition to "various technical sessions, the engineering management team met and worked really hard on getting this up and running. "