Linaro Connect 24

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Join us at Linaro Connect, where innovation meets collaboration!

Discover the future of ARM open-source software, network with industry leaders, engineers, and ARM software experts, and don’t forget the Linaro Connect hacking sessions.

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May 14, 2024

1 week ago

May 17, 2024

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Madrid, Spain

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Tomeu Vizoso

Open-source engineer
Independent contractor
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Tomeu Vizoso is an independent consultant that has been working on FOSS since 2007, from kernel infrastructure to drivers and most parts of the desktop and consumer userspace stack. Since 2023 consults directly for companies that wish to enable machine-learning workloads with mainline.


MAD24-407 The path to mainline for NPU drivers

  • Friday, 17 May 10:55 - 11:20
  • Room: Session 1 | Las Palmas I

The current situation regarding the Linux kernel and drivers for NPUs is similar to that of GPU drivers 5 years ago. Out-of-tree kernel drivers hinders companies' efforts to use the latest Linux kernels, and the ad-hoc closed source userspace stacks from each IP vendor is very costly in terms of integration and support. This session will explain a existing path for NPU drivers to be upstreamed to the Linux kernel, allowing companies to effortlessly and safely use the latest kernels in their products, and integrating the user-space drivers within the standard Linux ecosystem.