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.

Let’s connect, learn, and innovate together.

May 14, 2024

1 week ago

May 17, 2024

1 week ago

Madrid, Spain

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Akanksha Jain

Software Product Man...
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Software Product Manager | Linux Kernel | Firmware A | Linux on Arm Masters : M.B.A , University of Oxford, U.K. Undergrad : Electronics and Communication engineering Past work spectrum : RTL Design | Infrared Imaging | Secure Desktop | Supply Chain & Operations Passionate about end-end product development from conception to launch Originally from India, UK bound since 2018. Besides work, engage in Women STEM mentorship, interior decoration, travel and cooking


MAD24-307 *Arm64 Linux kernel Architectural Updates*


Linux kernel

  • Thursday, 16 May 10:25 - 10:50
  • Room: Session 2 | Tenerife I

The Arm64 Linux Kernel is constantly evolving to align with the disruptive Arm architecture enablement story, spanning across 3 spheres : performance, compute and security. At Arm, we drive this kernel enablement story to facilitate our architecture adoption. The shared ownership helps us to sustain the value of upstream contribution in the bigger Linux Kernel community. This talk walks us through the Arm architectural upstream story comprising deltas from 2021/2022 extensions (v8.8,v8.9 arch), CCA kernel highlights, advanced Arm arch features for 2023+ extensions, mainly from kernel perspective, touching on Distros wherever applicable. The session also provides a forward looking deliberation for investigation areas to be explored in the Kernel space.

MAD24-111 *FreeBSD : Training the demon on arm64*

  • Tuesday, 14 May 16:30 - 16:55
  • Room: Session 1 | Las Palmas I

This talk covers about FreeBSD, an architecture agnostic Open Source distro and the advent of its enablement story in the Arm Open source group. FreeBSD is a standards compliant, Unix-like OS, enjoying a strong hold in the gaming Market, with its competitive strengths on flat, collaborative structure, excellent documentation and ease of use with the permissive license . Building on these strengths, the session dives deeper into the Arm software-led FreeBSD Roadmap with short term goals on core feature support – security, virtualization and Telemetry across commercially viable platforms and long term insight into gap analysis and futuristic planning to align the FreeBSD story closer with arm64 architecture evolution. Finally, the talk concludes with the advantages, myths and challenges around FreeBSD usage and the forward looking strategy not just to establish feature parity with Linux but also to leverage growth opportunities across different market segments.