Linux News Today: Canonical to Showcase Ubuntu Core on NXP/Freescale i.MX 6, HiKey at OSCON 2016
O’Reilly OSCON 2016, the long-anticipated Open Source convention, is upon us, and it looks like Canonical is there to showcase its latest Snappy Ubuntu Core innovations.
We reported last week that Canonical had been secretly working with Huawei and LeMaker to offer developers and IoT enthusiasts the first-ever binary image of Snappy Ubuntu Core, a special flavor of the popular Ubuntu operating system that was designed from the ground up to be deployed on various embedded and IoT devices, for LeMaker’s HiKey 96Boards.
Boasting an Octa-Core 64-bit Kirin620 processor designed by Huawei, the HiKey single-board computer features an ARM Mali 450-MP4 graphics processing unit capable of offering high-performance 3D graphics. Also, HiKey developer LeMaker says that the board is able to deliver up to 10,000 Dhrystone VAX MIPS total performance.
OSCON 2016 is taking place these days in Austin, USA, between May 16 and 19. So if you are there, don’t hesitate to drop by at Huawei & LeMaker’s booth at 501 to see a live demo of the Snappy Ubuntu Core operating system running on the HiKey single-board computer, and at Dell’s booth at 407 to see Ubuntu Core running on Dell Edge Gateway 5000.
Ubuntu Core runs on NXP/Freescale i.MX 6 at NXP FTF
On the other hand, it looks like Canonical will also be present at the NXP FTF conference, which takes place in Austin between May 16 and 19. There, the company behind one of the most used GNU/Linux operating systems in the world, Ubuntu, will be exhibiting and demoing Snappy Ubuntu Core on the NXP/Freescale i.MX 6 chipset in an industrial gateway set-up developed in partnership with Clouplug.
By demoing the Ubuntu Core operating system and the latest Snappy innovations on the NXP/Freescale i.MX 6 and HiKey ARM boards, Canonical tries to show the world that Linux is the number one choice for developers who want to build various secure, profitable, and managed Internet of Things devices that cover a wide range of industrial and commercial applications, including home and industrial gateways.