Skip to content
Permalink
Branch: master
Find file Copy path
Find file Copy path
Fetching contributors…
Cannot retrieve contributors at this time
179 lines (172 sloc) 8.26 KB
layout image permalink css-package js-package related_resources_tracks title description keywords related_tags jumbotron flow
flow
/assets/images/content/LDCG col.svg
/engineering/datacenter-and-cloud/
landing-page
engineering-landing-page
Data Center
Datacenter & Cloud
The datacenter and cloud ecosystems continue to grow and evolve at breakneck speed, with new technologies being introduced at a high rate. On the software front, open source is the dominant driving force, due to the open and collaborative engineering.
Arm, Server, Linux, ecosystem, silicon, Power Management, Security, Big Data, Software Defined Infrastructure, Datacenter, Cloud
LDCG
ldcg
Cloud
Datacentre
Datacenter
LTNS
LTN
HPC
Developer Cloud
title title-class description background-image
Datacenter & Cloud
big-title
/assets/images/content/ldcg-bg.jpg
row style sections
container_row
members_row light_gray_row
format params source
custom_include
ldcg
related_members.html
row style sections
container_row
large_type introduction_row
format style text_content
text
text-left no-padding
text
The datacenter and cloud ecosystems continue to grow and evolve at breakneck speed, with new technologies being introduced at a high rate. Core technologies in the datacenter and cloud, such as containers or hadoop did not exist until relatively recently. With the introduction of ARM64, the datacenter and cloud ecosystem now have highly competitive options for their workloads. Not only competing with alternative architectures, due to a broad adoption by SoC vendors with ARM64, multiple options of SoC’s are offered, providing the ecosystem with choice.
format style text_content
text
text-left no-padding
text
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.
row style sections
container_row
youtube_embed_row light_gray_row
format youtube_embed source
custom_include
url title
Arm on Arm Panel Discussion 2019
components/lazy_youtube_video_embed.html
row style sections
container_row
large_type introduction_row info_row
format style title_content
title
text-left no-padding
size text
h2
What is the group working on?
format style text_content
text
text-left no-padding
text
Linaro’s Datacenter & Cloud Group works on core open-source software for Arm servers. The group manages four projects:
format style title_content
title
text-left no-padding
size text
h3
Cloud Infrastructure
format style text_content
text
text-left no-padding
text
Software Defined Infrastructure enables the cloud revolution, and is a fundamental building block for the next generation of the datacenter. Engineering activities include technologies such as hypervisors and container based virtualization (OpenStack, Kubernetes) and Software Defined Storage (Ceph).
format style title_content
title
text-left no-padding
size text
h3
Big Data
format style text_content
text
text-left no-padding
text
The aim of this project is to make AArch64 a first class citizen in the Big Data, Analytics and Data Science community (e.g., Hadoop, Spark, etc.). 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 the following projects:
row style sections
container_row
members_row light_gray_row
format params source
custom_include
Apache Ambari,Hadoop,Apache Spark,Apache Bigtop
related_projects.html
row style sections
container_row
large_type introduction_row info_row
format style text_content
text
text-left no-padding
text
In addition to these activities, Linaro provides an Arm based production ready end-to-end use case deployment and is part of ODPi and the reference platform for ARMv8.
format style title_content
title
text-left no-padding
size text
h3
Server Architecture
format style text_content
text
text-left no-padding
text
For Arm servers to be successful in the data center, they need to have functionality comparable to other architecture based servers with similar capabilities. For the boot architecture, this mean the AArch64 boot process should use familiar tools already in common use and active development. Linaro’s Datacenter & Cloud Group is the upstream maintainer of various boot architecure projects, including EDKII, tianocore and linux kernel efi subsystem. In addition to the work being done on Arm UEFI, GRUB2 and related components, current engineering activities include RAS, StandaloneMM, QEMU enterprise machine (SBBR/SBSA) and related ARM-TF/EDK2 ports and ACPI advice/review.
format style title_content
title
text-left no-padding
size text
h3
HPC
format style text_content
text
text-left no-padding
text
Linaro aims to drive the adoption of Arm in HPC through standardisation, interoperability, orchestration and use case development. In order to achieve this, the project has set out the following goals: To drive datacenter-class, open-source HPC development on Arm. Identify and adopt standards to make HPC deployment on Arm a commercial imperative. Develop real-world use cases that reap the benefits of Arm while ensuring interoperability, modularization, orchestration. Lower deployment & management barriers. Leverage the Linaro Developer Cloud and other services to develop cost-effective Cloud-integrated HPC development frameworks and generate reference implementations to accelerate The HPC Project has an advisory board which works together with the Datacenter & Cloud Group members on this particular project. While the Linaro Datacenter & Cloud Group members determine what work should be completed by engineering resources, the advisory board provides subject matter expertise on HPC requirements and guidance and feedback on the ongoing HPC strategic direction and roadmap. For more information on the Linaro Datacenter & Cloud Group, download our slide deck. HPC Advisory board members
format style title_content
title
text-left no-padding
size text
h3
How do I get involved?
format style text_content
text
text-left no-padding
text
There are multiple ways to join Linaro’s Datacenter & Cloud Group - you can either join at Group membership level which allows you to participate in all work and projects managed by the group. Or you can join at Club or Core level, both of which allow you to participate in the Datacenter & Cloud Group as well as other Linaro segment groups. To read more about membership and fill out the enquiry form, click here: Alternatively, if you want to access any of the open source projects the Linaro Datacenter & Cloud participate in, click here.
row source
custom_include_row
engineering_related_resources.html
You can’t perform that action at this time.