Olswang has advised Linaro, the not-for-profit engineering organisation developing open source software for the ARM architecture, on the expansion of its membership to include AMD, Applied Micro Circuits Corporation, Calxeda, Canonical, Cavium, Facebook, HP, Marvell and Red Hat and the formation of the Linaro Enterprise Group (LEG).
LEG will enable its members to collaborate on developing new aspects of the ARM server ecosystem and will initially focus on development and optimisation of the core software needed by low-power hyperscale servers. Software engineers from ARM, Samsung, ST-Ericsson and Linaro's newest members will work together to develop the foundational software for ARM Server Linux and deliver the next generation of low-power ARM-based 32- and 64-bit servers which are expected to improve energy efficiency and reduce costs in the server space.
Robert Booth, Chief Operating Officer at Linaro said: "We are very pleased with the broad industry support and to be working with commercial Linux providers and OEMs in addition to SoC vendors to meet the requirements of members within the ecosystem. Olswang was instrumental in the success of such a broad-ranging strategic project that brings together key IT industry players."
Dominic Dryden, Technology Partner at Olswang comments: "We are proud to have been Linaro's trusted adviser from its inception in 2010 through to its most recent expansion and establishment of an enterprise group which is at the cutting edge of technology development. We look forward to continuing to support Linaro's strategic development and expansion."
The Olswang team comprised Simon Morgan, Dominic Dryden and Claire Morrissey.
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Linaro is the place where engineers from the world's leading technology companies define the future of Linux on ARM. The company is a not-for-profit engineering organization with over 120 engineers working on consolidating and optimizing open source software for the ARM architecture, including developer tools, the Linux kernel, ARM power management, and other software infrastructure. Linaro is distribution neutral: it wants to provide the best software foundations to everyone, and to reduce non-differentiating and costly low level fragmentation.
To ensure commercial quality software, Linaro's work includes comprehensive test and validation on member hardware platforms. The full scope of Linaro's engineering work is open to all online. To find out more, please visit http://www.linaro.org.
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