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Develop your Linux Apps on This RISC-V Board

The “news” is that Microsemi and SiFive have collaborated on an expansion board that’s based on Microsemi’s RISC-V-based Polarfire FPGAs. The expansion board makes it easier for developers to write Linux-based applications targeting RISC-V using the Mi-V RISC-V ecosystem. RISC-V is a free and open...
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Open Mainframe Project
To learn more about open source and mainframe, join us May 15 at 1:00 pm ET for a webinar led by Open Mainframe Project members Steven Dickens of IBM, Len Santalucia of Vicom Infinity, and Mike Riggs of The Supreme Court of Virginia.

How Open Source Is Powering the Modern Mainframe

When I mention the word “mainframe” to someone, the natural response is colored by a view of an architecture of days gone by -- perhaps even invoking a memory of the Epcot Spaceship Earth ride. This is the heritage of mainframe, but it is certainly not its present state. From the days of the System...
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Azure Sphere
Microsoft has unveiled a mostly open source, embedded Arm SoC design with a custom Linux kernel; Eric Brown has the details. (Image: Microsoft)

Azure Sphere Makes Microsoft an Arm Linux Player for IoT

The punchline: Microsoft just unveiled a mostly open source, embedded Arm SoC design with a custom Linux kernel. The correct response? 1. Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! You’re killing me! 2. Good one, dude, but April 1st was weeks ago. 3. Hallelujah! Linux and open source have finally beaten the evil empire. Can...
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Tiny, Rugged IoT Gateways Offer 10-Year Linux Support

Moxa announced a line of rugged, compact “UC 2100” IoT gateways that run 10-year available Moxa Industrial Linux and optional ThingsPro Gateway middleware on a Cortex-A8 SoC.Moxa announced the UC-2100 Series industrial IoT gateways along with its new UC 3100 and UC 5100 Series, but it offered...
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The Ars Guide to Building a Linux Router from Scratch

After finally reaching the tipping point with off-the-shelf solutions that can't match increasing speeds available, we recently took the plunge. Building a homebrew router turned out to be a better proposition than we could've ever imagined. With nearly any speed metric we analyzed, our little DIY...
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5 Raspberry Pi Operating Systems That Aren’t Linux

Looking for a way to get the most out of your Raspberry Pi? Running a project that just needs something more? Odd as it may seem, Linux might be the problem, so why not consider a non-Linux operating system? Several have been released, or adapted, for use on the Raspberry Pi. 1. Plan 9 Released as...
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Using Open Source Designs to Create More Specialized Chips

Collaborating on freely available code enables companies and programmers to pool resources to solve common problems and avoid reinventing the wheel. Companies build competing products and services from these open source foundations that they might never have been able to build otherwise. But the...
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How to Scale Security with a Hardware Chain of Trust

A hardware-rooted chain of trust verifies the integrity of every relevant component in the cloud platform, giving you security automation that flexibly integrates into the DevOps pipeline. A true chain of trust would start in the host chip firmware and build up through the container engine and...
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Linux All-in-One: Slimbook Curve Comes with Your Distro of Choice Pre-Installed

Spanish computer maker Slimbook has unveiled the Slimbook Curve, an all-in-one with a 24-inch curved screen made for GNU/Linux. The all-in-one is available with either Intel Core i5 or Core i7 CPUs and can be configured with 8GB or 16GB DDR4 memory with a 32GB option coming soon. The Curve 24 is...
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Removing the Storage Bottleneck for AI

If the history of high performance computing has taught us anything, it is that we cannot focus too much on compute at the expense of storage and networking. Having all of the compute in the world doesn’t mean diddlysquat if the storage can’t get data to the compute elements – whatever they might...
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