Industry Leaders Collaborate to Accelerate Software Ecosystem for ARM Servers, and Join Linaro


“ARM has the potential to take significant market share with a range of products from different ARM partners; this is a movie we have all seen before playing out in the mobile space,” said Barry Evans, CEO and founder of Calxeda. “But unlike the mobile space, the data center requires consistent interfaces to allow a single kernel to support everyone’s hardware. LEG is exactly what is needed to bring the industry together to ensure software compatibility across the range of innovative ARM server implementations.”

About Calxeda: Founded in January 2008, Calxeda brings new performance density to the datacenter on a very attractive power foot print by leveraging ultra-low power processors as used on mobile phones as a foundation for its revolutionary technology. Calxeda will make it possible for datacenter managers to increase the density of their computer resources while significantly reducing the need for power, space and cooling. See for more information. Media contact: Laura Beck, +1 512-786-1098, Email Contact


“As a long time supporter of Linaro, Canonical is pleased to be a founding member of the Linaro Enterprise Group, working with others to make ARM servers more accessible to a broader market. With the release of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Ubuntu has been the only commercially supported OS platform that enables deployment of ARM server technology. Ubuntu Server has enabled developers and enterprises to start building prototypes and implementing ARM-based servers. LEG provides the perfect context for us to build on this leadership and to help accelerate the commercial adoption of hyperscale and ARM servers” said Jane Silber, CEO at Canonical.

About Canonical: Canonical is the commercial sponsor of the Ubuntu project and the leading provider of support services for Ubuntu deployments in the enterprise. Ubuntu is a free, open- source platform for client, server and cloud computing. Since its launch in 2004, it has become a natural choice for users of all kinds, from Fortune 500 companies to hardware makers, content providers, software developers and individual technologists. With developers, support staff and engineering centres all over the world, Canonical is uniquely positioned to help its partners and enterprise customers make the most of Ubuntu. Canonical is a privately held company. For more information, please visit or Media contact: Email Contact


“Cavium’s Project Thunder is designed to deliver a family of highly integrated, multi-core processors that will incorporate full custom cores built from the ground up based on the 64-bit ARMv8 instruction set architecture (ISA) into an innovative system-on-chip (SoC) solution. Thunder SoCs are designed to redefine features, performance, power and cost metrics for the next generation cloud and datacenter markets,” said Raghib Hussain, CTO and Cofounder of Cavium. “We are committed to supporting Linaro’s LEG effort that will provide a unified and consistent software base for our customers and ecosystem partners. LEG’s software specifications and deliverables will accelerate ARM based server development.”

About Cavium: Cavium is a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing in networking, communications and the digital home. Cavium offers a broad portfolio of integrated, software compatible processors ranging in performance from 10 Mbps to over 100 Gbps that enable secure, intelligent functionality in enterprise, data-center, broadband/consumer and access & service provider equipment. Cavium’s processors are supported by ecosystem partners that provide operating systems, tool support, reference designs and other services. Cavium’s principal offices are in San Jose, California with design team locations in California, Massachusetts, India and China. For more information, please visit: Media contact: Angel Atondo, +1 408-943-7417 Email Contact.


“ARM microprocessor architecture has the potential to bring about a fundamental shift in the datacenter industry, enabling new levels of compute and energy efficiency and spurring greater competition in the server CPU market,” said Frank Frankovsky, VP of hardware design and supply chain for Facebook. “But a lot of work must still be done to turn that vision into a reality, and the Linaro Enterprise Group can play a crucial role by ensuring that we have the software ecosystem necessary to support these new ARM-based server solutions. Facebook is happy to join LEG and invest in this ecosystem.”

About Facebook: Founded in 2004, Facebook’s mission is to make the world more open and connected. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them. More information about Facebook is available at, Media contact: Email Contact.


“As data center capacity requirements explode, clients look for solutions that will provide extreme energy efficiency, cost savings and reduced datacenter footprint,” said Tim Wesselman, senior director Partner Strategy, Hyperscale Business Group, Industry Standard Servers and Software, HP. “Through collaboration with LEG and its members, HP extends the promise of Project Moonshot and the development of the ARM server software ecosystem to offer a broad range of innovative System On Chip (SoC) designs and Linux server distributions.”

About HP: HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. The world’s largest technology company, HP brings together a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure to solve customer problems. More information about HP is available at Media contact: Annalie Grubbs, Email Contact.


“As a recent core member of Linaro, we’re very happy to be a founding member of the Linaro Enterprise Group (LEG)” said Teresa He, President of HiSilicon. “The number of leading companies involved in LEG is a clear indication of the requirement in this space and we look forward to working with them to accelerate the development of the ARM server software ecosystem.”

About HiSilicon: HiSilicon Technologies Co., Ltd. was established in October 2004. Headquartered in Shenzhen, China, Hisilicon has set up design divisions in Beijing, Shanghai, Silicon Valley (USA) and Sweden. The company is a leading chipset solution provider for telecom network, wireless terminal and digital media with the advantage of providing end-to-end chipsets and solutions from telecom network to consumer electronics. It has been serving more than 200 global operators in over 100 countries and will continue to bring maximum value to global operators and consumers. For more information, please visit


“As demand for cloud services continues its rapid growth curve, the limitations of traditional server technologies come into plain sight,” said Steve Dansey, associate vice president of Marketing for the Cloud Services and Infrastructure (CSI) Business Unit of Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. “With a fundamentally efficient architecture that has already proven itself via the dominant adoption in the mobile space, ARM is a natural fit to address the challenges of today’s scale-out and big data cloud service and application centers. In keeping with Marvell’s mission to supply the leading platforms for all aspects of the connected lifestyle, we fully support LEG’s endeavor to accelerate ARM adoption in cloud servers by enabling software compatibility across different custom ARM SoCs that balance Storage, Networking and Compute resources.”

About Marvell: Marvell is a world leader in the development of storage, communications and consumer silicon solutions. Marvell’s diverse product portfolio includes switching, transceiver, communications controller, wireless and storage solutions that power the entire communications infrastructure, including enterprise, metro, home and storage networking. As used in this release, the term “Marvell” refers to Marvell Technology Group Ltd. and its subsidiaries. For more information, visit Media contact: Kim Anderson, +1-408-222-0950, Email Contact.

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About Red Hat: Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. As the connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source communities, Red Hat helps create relevant, innovative technologies that liberate resources for growth and prepare customers for the future of IT. Learn more at . Media contact: Stephanie Wonderlick, Email Contact .

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