Linaro Connect San Francisco 2017 is now taking place until September 29, and it all started yesterday with the
- Welcoming New Members – Kylin (China developed FreeBSD operating systems) joined LEG (Enterprise Group), NXP added LHG (Home Group) membership, and Xilinx joined LITE (IoT and Embedded).
- OPTEE open portable trusted environment execution more commonly integrated into products. Details at optee.org.
- LEG 17.08 ERP release based on Linux 4.12, Debian 8.9 with UEFI, ACPI, DPDK, Bigtop, Hadoop, etc…
- LITE group has been involved in Zephyr 1.9 release, notably contributing to LwM2M stack
- More projects to be found on download page.
- Open source future with many fields involved including artificial intelligence, security, automotive, automation, etc.
- Security requires software/hardware combination, and with a single global standard such as OPTEE desirable
- Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning
- Trend is to move out of the CPU to off-load tasks to GPU, FPGA, or NNA (Neural Network Accelerators)
- Not single API, for example TensorFlow supports CPU and NVIVIA CUDA, using other platforms require heavy customization
- Linaro to work abstraction layer/ common API for machine learning
- A.I will bring many benefits, but also potential dangers/issues: privacy, military use, etc… Development in the open is better.
- Currently Intel and NVIDIA provides ADAS / autonomous driving platform, both closed sources
- More open platform needed, maybe a 96Boards Automotive platform with 6x cameras, GPS, touch screen display, processing power good enough for ADAS and IVI (In Vehicle-Entertainment)
- Linux now mostly handles non-safety critical code, will change in the future. Containers will help.
- Currently working on proof-of-concept with StreetDrone One autonomous driving development platform, DragonBoard 410c and Gumstix AeroCore 2 mezzanine. More details, maybe demo, at next Linaro Connect
- ARM Platforms for developers – Three types:
- Definition – open source, minimal, secure, OTA upgradeable distributions
- Cortex M platforms will use Zephyr OS, Cortex A support will be based on OpenEmbedded with a unified multi-SoC kernel
- Currently tested on Hikey, DragonBoard 410c, and Raspberry Pi 3, more platforms to be supported in the future
- Demos with 6x Carbon + Nitrogen board with BLE running Zephyr OS, Raspberry Pi 3 IoT gateway:
- 1. Use Linaro Developer Cloud (running LED Enterprise Reference Platform) + Hawkbit dash to monitor temperature sensors on the board
- 2. Switch Raspberry Pi 3 gateway to use Softbank cloud using Alibaba infrastructure on-the-fly, and control lights from Japan severs.
- The two demos above shows how a multi-standard automation gateway could be implemented solving the problem of incompatibility of devices from different manufacturers
- BLE mesh demo with six board controlling lights
- Source code for demos can be found on Github
- Going forwards downstream microplatforms will be developed by a separate entity: Open Source Foundries, unrelated to Linaro which will keep on focusing on upstream work
- Linaro also launched the Associate Program for OEMs, ODMs, service providers, startups, and university who want to join Linaro. No details were provided, only an email address [email protected]
You’ll also find the presentation slides on Slideshare.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.
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