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Kenrel: RISC, RC4, Linux Foundation Adds 15 New Silver Members

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  • Linux Gets Its First Multi-Core, RISC-V Based Open Source Processor

    Last year, Silicon Valley Startup SiFive released the first open source SoC (system on a chip), which was named Freeform Everywhere 310. Now, going one step ahead from the embedded systems, the company has released U54-MC Coreplex IP, which is the world’s first RISC-V based 64-bit quad-core CPU that supports fully featured operating systems like Linux.

    Before telling you about the new U54-MC, let me introduce you to the basics of RISC-V CPUs. The traditional Complex Instruction Set Computing (CISC) and Reduced Instruction Set Computing (RISC) do justice to their names and focus on the difficulty level of instructions as well as optimizations.

  • Linux Kernel 4.14 LTS Expected to Arrive Early Next Month, RC4 Ready for Testing

    A day later than expected, the fourth RC (Release Candidate) build of the upcoming Linux 4.14 LTS kernel series has been announced earlier today by Linus Torvalds, who gives us an insight into the development cycle.

    According to Linus Torvalds, things are starting calming down for the development cycle of Linux kernel 4.14, which will be the next long-term support (LTS) release, and while today's RC4 milestone is bigger than a Release Candidate should be at this stage, it's still fairly normal, with the exception of a large watchdog merge.

    "In particular, ignoring that core watchdog thing, it's the usual "mostly drivers and Arch updates". This time most of the arch updates (by far) are ARM, and the drivers are dominated by networking, but there's other stuff in there too (USB, MMC, HID..). And then the usual random stuff elsewhere," said Linus Torvalds in the mailing list announcement.

  • Linux Foundation Adds 15 New Silver Members

    99Cloud: The largest OpenStack community in China and China's largest professional OpenStack training institution.

    AIG Technologies: A developer and manufacturer of personal care, cosmetic, OTC (over-the-counter) and pharmaceutical topical drug products.

    Aqua Security: Security company focused on container-based applications from development to production.

    Dynamic Coin: An open sourced, fully decentralized, peer-to-peer (P2P) currency.

    Dynatrace: A digital performance management provider offering AI-powered, full stack, automated monitoring.

    Fiberhome Technologies Group: A leading equipment vendor and global solution provider the field of information technology and telecommunications.

    GameCredits: A universal currency and virtual wallet for 2.6 billion gamers worldwide.

    Gigaspaces: Provides a leading in-memory computing platform for fast data analytics and extreme transaction processing.

    Huizhou Desay SV Automotive: Research, development and manufacturing of in-vehicle infotainment systems, climate control, driver information display systems, automotive display modules/systems, body control modules and advanced driver assistance systems.

    iconectiv: Provides solutions for the interconnection of networks, devices, and applications.

    LogDNA: A cloud-based log management system that allows engineering and DevOps to aggregate all system and application logs into a single platform.

    NGINX: A web server that is also used as a reverse proxy, load balancer and HTTP cache.

    Openet: A company that provides software solutions and consulting services primarily to telecoms.

    The Patientory Foundation: Promotes and develops new technologies and applications, especially in the fields of new open and decentralized software architectures.

    Trend Micro: is a leader in hybrid cloud, endpoint, and network security solutions.

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