RedHat Fedora 21 and Xen 4.5 Ready for AMD Opteron A1100 Series Processors

opteron a v2.pngWhenever I talk about the AMD Opteron™ A1100 Series processor (codenamed “Seattle”) one of the first questions I get asked is “how is the software ecosystem for ARM servers maturing?” It is an established fact that the success of ARM® servers requires the right combination of software to support today’s demanding data center workloads.  It’s also a fact that finding that perfect combination doesn’t just happen overnight – and as you likely know, we’ve dedicated significant time, energy and resources into building a stable ecosystem for ARM servers….and the fun has only just begun for 2015.

 

I am happy to report that the recent releases of Fedora 21 and Xen 4.5 will support the AMD Opteron™ A1100 Series processor! These are two significant milestones toward achieving our goal of a robust software ecosystem to drive the adoption of ARM server technology. Fedora 21 and Xen 4.5 join OpenSUSE 13.2 in providing developers using AMD Opteron™ A1100 Series 64-bit ARM Developer kits a growing base of operating systems and hypervisors to choose from.

 

In December, the Fedora ARM Team announced the release of Fedora 21 for AArch64, a game-changing technology ready to run in the emerging world of ARM servers. Fedora 21 for AArch64 delivers the software infrastructure needed to run basic server applications stacks, such as storage and file serving (Ceph, GlusterFS, XFS), Web server (Apache, Tomcat), database server (MySQL), and developer tools (OpenJDK, Phython, Perl). It also includes KVM for developers who want to take an early look at virtualization on ARM server platforms. Fedora is developed by the Red Hat-sponsored Fedora community, providing users with access to their latest free and open source software.

 

In January, the Xen Project announced the release for Xen 4.5. Spanning across x86 and ARM architectures and several server platforms, Xen 4.5 features a hypervisor code base with increased usability, simplicity and innovation. The Xen Project provides an overview of its ARM Hypervisor-Specific updates including UEFI booting, IOMMU, and Super Pages support.  While not all features made this release, Xen 4.5 provides the basics needed to begin creating virtualization environments on ARM servers. The Xen Project is a collaborative project of the Linux Foundation, a nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux® and collaborative software development.

 

2015 promises to be a big year for the ARM64 software ecosystem, so be sure to stay tuned for further developments. Industry leaders in Linux on ARM – including AMD, the Linux Foundation, and Red Hat – will be gathering in February in Hong Kong for Linaro Connect  to showcase the latest in software developments and optimizing ARM technology.

 

Margaret Lewis is the Director of Software, Server Business Unit at AMD.  Her postings are her own opinions and may not represent AMD’s positions, strategies or opinions. Links to third party sites, and references to third party trademarks, are provided for convenience and illustrative purposes only. Unless explicitly stated, AMD is not responsible for the contents of such links, and no third party endorsement of AMD or any of its products is implied.

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Project Spartan podría llegar también a Windows 7

Windows 10 ya ha sido anunciado, y se ha confirmado que la actualización a esta nueva versión del sistema operativo será gratuita para todos los ordenadores con Windows 7, Windows 8 ó Windows 8.1. Sin embargo, parece que el nuevo navegador de Windows 10, Project Spartan, también podría llegar a Windows 7.

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Consigue WiFi AC en cualquier PC con el TP-LINK Archer T2U

El mundo de la informática avanza a pasos vertiginosos, apareciendo prácticamente a diario muchas nuevas tecnologías. Sin embargo, lo cierto es que muchos de nosotros al final contamos con el mismo ordenador desde hace varios años, y puede que éste no sea compatible con los últimos avances tecnológicos. Es lo que ocurre con el WiFi AC, aunque ahora es posible conseguirlo en nuestro ordenador con el TP-LINK Archer T2U.

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Windows 10 ya se puede instalar con Windows Update

Windows 10 es la tan esperada nueva versión del sistema operativo, que muchos creen que podría volver a traer el gran éxito de Windows 7 y Windows XP al mundo de los ordenadores. Anunciada ya oficialmente en diversas ocasiones, parece que ya contamos con una versión funcional del nuevo sistema operativo que se puede instalar muy fácilmente en cualquier ordenador con Windows 7 ó Windows 8.

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¿Te han bloqueado en WhatsApp Messenger?

WhatsApp es el medio de comunicación por excelencia del día a día de hoy. Ahora la gente ya no deja de hablarse, sino que simplemente se bloquea en WhatsApp, sin que el otro usuario tenga por qué saber siquiera que lo han bloqueado. ¿Cómo es posible saber si nos han bloqueado en la aplicación?

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Windows 10, todo lo que tienes que saber del nuevo lanzamiento

 Ayer vivimos el que fue uno de los eventos más importantes  del sistema operativo más utilizado de la historia. Se dieron más detalles de Windows 10, y queremos contaros todo lo que tenéis que saber sobre las presentaciones de ayer.

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A whole new Virtual era is upon us

Blurring the lines between what is real — and what is rendered “real.”

 

Virtual Reality — VR — is poised to fundamentally transform personal computing as we know it, potentially delivering a long-term impact that may exceed today’s most “disruptive” new technologies. First-generation VR devices were a step toward delivering an immersive high-resolution 3D view of a simulated environment for computer gaming. However, the next generation of VR headsets will catapult the user experience into a new realm of lifelike entertainment that will seem real and believable.

 

Virtual Reality promises a future of all-encompassing worlds of realistic experience and interaction, where the viewer becomes part of the plot, lives the characters, and alters the action. Enhancing the accuracy of the user experience and the authenticity of the interaction will enable new visual possibilities for VR technology, and introduce new concepts of human-computer interaction that existed only in the imagination of sci-fi writers.

 

Virtual Reality’s relationship to PCs

Tremendous advancements in computer processing power, graphics, video, and display technologies have triggered a new era of “visual computing.” However, achieving a truly lifelike user experience with VR technology will require further improvements in computing and graphics performance beyond what is available today. New VR devices, personal computers, and server technologies must be developed that will dramatically improve processing capability while minimizing power consumption.

 

The good news: the current generation of AMD Radeon™ R9 GPUs already support an amazing virtual reality experience. Achieving a full VR experience will require processing performance and graphics capabilities only desktop computers can deliver for the foreseeable future.

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Why AMD technology for VR development?

AMD has a history of technology leadership and gaming innovation, and a proud legacy of supporting open standards are crucial to achieving broad adoption of Virtual Reality technology. AMD works with a wide range of partners to ensure software development tools work well on AMD systems, and our Gaming Evolved program represents our deep commitment to PC gamers, PC game developers, and the entire PC gaming industry.

 

Key features
AMD graphics technology is designed to reduce latency, achieve high frame rates, and deliver high image quality — all indispensable for enabling an ultra-realistic VR user experience.

 

Current-generation AMD Radeon™ GPUs enable executing multiple compute tasks on the GPU at the same time as graphics rendering — ideal for reducing latency.

 

High frame rates eliminate annoying visual “hitches,” and make the experience more fluid and lifelike. AMD makes some of the most powerful graphics cards in the industry, and we’ll be continuing to aggressively push frame-rate boundaries.

The goal of VR is to create experiences that seem real and believable, and boosting image quality removes distracting artifacts from the virtual world. We’re actively researching and developing advanced image quality techniques and making our work easily available to developers.

 

The era of Surround Computing is at our doorstep, a world enabled by smart, energy efficient technology that naturally connects us to a universe of imagination and information. Tomorrow’s entertainment promises all-encompassing worlds of lifelike interaction, where the viewer becomes part of the plot, lives the characters, and alters the action. And it will seem real — and believable. Now that is immersion and part of what’s known in the tech industry as the Surround Computing vision.

Sasa Marinkovic is Head of Software Marketing for AMD. His postings are his own opinions and may not represent AMD’s positions, strategies or opinions. Links to third party sites are provided for convenience and unless explicitly stated, AMD is not responsible for the contents of such linked sites and no endorsement is implied.

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