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Monday, June 29 • 11:30am - 12:20pm
Building FOSS Software On ARM64 and ppc64le - Lance Albertson, OSU Open Source Lab & Peter Pouliot, Ampere Computing

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The vast majority of FOSS has their software targeted for the x86 CPU architecture. However there are several other popular CPU architectures that are becoming widely used in the ecosystem. Architectures such as ppc64le (PowerPC Little Endian) and aarch64 (arm64) are both becoming widely used in cloud, HPC, mobile and IoT markets. However free access to these architectures can be difficult for many FOSS projects due to the cost and maintenance involved. To tackle this problem, the OSUOSL has partnered with IBM and Ampere Computing to provide free access to both architectures using OpenStack as the base platform.

This session will cover the history of the creation of both of these resources, why it’s important to provide access to these architectures, the technical challenges we faced and how FOSS projects are utilizing each cluster.

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Lance Albertson

Director, OSU Open Source Lab
Lance Albertson is the Director for the Oregon State University Open Source Lab (OSUOSL) and has been involved with the Gentoo Linux project as a developer and package maintainer since 2003. The OSUOSL provides hosting for more than 160 projects, including those of worldwide leaders... Read More →
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Peter Pouliot

Sr. Developer Advocate, Ampere Computing

Monday June 29, 2020 11:30am - 12:20pm CDT
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