As always, much has changed in the ARM Server world since our last post! Here are the highlights of what’s going on in the Linux on ARM Server community:
First and foremost, a huge announcement from Microsoft came at the 2017 Open Compute Project (OCP) U.S. Summit last month. Microsoft stated they can utilize ARM Servers to power over 50% of their Cloud Workload, and demonstrated two designs, one based on the Cavium ThunderX2, and one based on the Qualcomm Centriq 2400. They even showed an internal build of Windows Server running on the Qualcomm.
Next, 96Boards showed off all the latest projects and boards they have been working on at Linaro Connect, from IoT to the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SBC.
Finally, on the Raspberry Pi front, a new Raspberry Pi Zero was released with WiFi built-in. This will allow the Raspberry Pi Zero to be more easily adapted to IoT applications, without the need for a USB Wi-Fi adapter or USB ethernet adapter that was previously required. This simpler solution addresses one of the biggest complaints about the Pi Zero.