Chromebook "Rush" With 64-bit Tegra SoC Support Lands In Coreboot
Written by Michael Larabel in Coreboot on 26 January 2015 at 08:48 AM EST. Add A Comment
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Coreboot now has support for the "Tegra132" 64-bit Denver NVIDIA Tegra SoC as well as a new Google Chromebook that's codenamed "Rush" and using this NVIDIA ARMv8 platform.

The latest hardware platform / chip being supported by mainline Coreboot is "Tegra132", the NVIDIA Tegra codename for the 64-bit Denver Tegra K1 design. That initial ARMv8 Tegra K1 SoC support landed overnight by Google's Furquan Shaikh.

Following that Coreboot Git commit was the hardware enablement of a new motherboard by Furquan: the Google Rush. Coreboot now has support for the Rush board that is based on the Tegra 132 SoC.

There's been a few 64-bit Tegra Chromebooks shown off by Google partners including Acer and HP. However, which Chromebook correlates to the "Rush" codename I haven't been able to figure out at this point. If you've seen any other references to Rush in the Chromebook/Chrome OS realm, let me know by commenting on this article. It's great anyhow to see Google continue to be committed to Coreboot for x86 and ARM Chrome devices.
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