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GCC 10 Adds ARMv8.6-A Targeting, BFloat16 + i8MM Options

Building on earlier GCC commits for Arm's BFloat16 (BF16) support and other new extensions, a late change landing for GCC 10 is the command line options for targeting the ARMv8.6-A architecture and optionally toggling i8mm and BF16 extensions.

3 January 2020 - ARMv8.6-A - 1 Comment
Linux 5.5 Can Boot The Modem Processor On Snapdragon 835 - Needed For Cell/WiFi On Qualcomm Laptops

With the Linux 5.4 cycle we saw mainline support beginning to come together for some Qualcomm ARM Linux laptops while with Linux 5.5 another milestone is being achieved. There has been out-of-tree support in the works for getting the various consumer Snapdragon laptops working with Linux while those changes are slowly getting into the mainline kernel.

2 December 2019 - Qualcomm MSM8998 - 19 Comments
64-Bit ARM Updates Sent In Ahead Of The Linux 5.5 Cycle

Catalin Marinas who oversees the 64-bit ARM (ARM64 / AArch64) architecture code within the mainline kernel has already submitted his pull request early for the Linux 5.5 kernel cycle beginning tonight or early on Monday.

24 November 2019 - ARM64 / AArch64 - 1 Comment
Arm Has Been Working To Boost The Chrome/Chromium Browser Performance

Arm engineers have been working to speed-up the open-source Chromium web browser on 64-bit ARM (AArch64) and ultimately to flow back into Google's Chrome releases. Their focus has been around Windows-on-Arm with the growing number of Windows Arm laptops coming to market, but the Chromium optimizations also benefit the browser on Linux too.

22 November 2019 - Arm - 13 Comments
16-Core HoneyComb LX2K ARM Workstation Looks To Offer A Decent Performance Oomph

When it comes to ARM-powered workstation boards there hasn't been a whole lot to get excited about with the likes of the Socionext 96Boards Developerbox being quite expensive and not yielding good performance or featureful boards compared to alternative Intel/AMD/POWER workstation/enthusiast boards. One of the more promising ARM workstation boards we have been following is the HoneyComb LX2K (formerly the "ClearFog" board) and it's looking like it could end up being a decent offering in this space.

16 September 2019 - HoneyComb LX2K - 30 Comments
The Arm SoC/Platform Changes Finally Sent In For Linux 5.3: Jetson Nano, New SoCs

The Arm SoC/platform changes arrived a bit late to the Linux 5.3 merge window ending this weekend. The Arm SoC/platform changes were only sent in on Friday night but include Librem 5 Developer Kit support in terms of the DeviceTree bits as well as improving the NVIDIA Jetson Nano support and various other SoC/platform additions.

20 July 2019 - Linux 5.3 Arm SoCs - 24 Comments
Arm Announces Cortex-A77 & Mali-G77 Valhall

In addition to AMD announcing their Ryzen 3000 line-up, Arm also used today at Computex 2019 to announce their new Cortex processor as well as a new Mali graphics processor and machine learning chip.

27 May 2019 - Arm Cortex-A77 - 21 Comments
Arm SVE2 Support Aligning For GCC 10, LLVM Clang 9.0

Given the significant performance benefits to Arm's Scalable Vector Extension 2 (SVE2), they are working on ensuring the open-source Linux compiler toolchains support these new CPU instructions ahead of SoCs shipping that support this big addition.

24 May 2019 - Scalable Vector Extension 2 - 5 Comments
Raspberry Pi Close To Seeing CPUFreq Support

Nicolas Saenz Julienne of SUSE has been working on CPUFreq support for the Raspberry Pi single board computers to allow for the Linux kernel to provide CPU frequency scaling controls.

21 May 2019 - Raspberry Pi CPUFREQ - 27 Comments

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