As I left Linaro I am not at Linaro Connect in Dublin, Ireland. But decided to access at least keynotes (which were always interesting) and probably also some sessions.
George Grey introduction speech was fine. Number, standard Linaro information (what it is, how many people etc). Worth watching if you want some updates but may be skipped.
Then James Bottomley from Parallels spoke about server side of computing. Unix, Windows NT, Linux, Itanium, AMD64/x86-64, Atom, 64-bit ARM are good keywords for his presentation. I liked few things:
- Itanium iceberg description (why IA64 was disaster without IA32 compatibility)
- Atom contra ARM “power fight” (hard to tell which one will be better for servers when it comes to energy use)
- mentioning of Blackadder (I know what it is but never watched more then one episode)
There were some issues with bandwidth so there are few moments in video where audio/video stops and you get group photo from previous Linaro Connect instead. But this is “normal” on first day and I hope that will get fixed by network team.
There are few sessions today which I plan to take a look. ARMv8 Status one and the one about Linux scheduler.