Linaro, the collaborative engineering organization developing open source software for the ARM architecture has announced that Alibaba has joined Linaro as a Group Member of the Linaro Enterprise Group. Alibaba will collaborate with a range of companies within LEG to optimize the ARMv8-A software platforms and maximize potential savings in a range of real deployment use cases.
These platforms aim to bring the energy-efficient processing of ARM-based processors, coupled with a variety of workload optimized technologies that will help data centres reduce their Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
The availability of a number of ARMv8-A 64-bit silicon solutions and software platforms creates additional choice and avenues of innovation for data centres.
The ARM ecosystem enables partners to innovate and develop workload optimised solutions, while safeguarding existing investments by leveraging a common instruction set architecture. Next-generation ARM-based cloud infrastructure will help businesses scale predictably; enabling access to important services whenever and wherever needed.
Robert Booth, COO, Linaro stated in the official release, “Since its start in November 2012, the Linaro Enterprise Group and its members have been developing an open source software platform in preparation for the release of multiple ARMv8-A 64-bit silicon solutions. Now is the right time for data center hosts and others to accelerate the launch of industry leading solutions by helping define actual workloads and by working with Linaro’s engineering organization to develop and optimize the software. We are excited to welcome Alibaba as a Linaro member and look forward to working with them and benefiting from their breadth of sector experience to help fully realize the advantages of the ARM architecture in this market place.”