The Linux kernel is one of the most successful software-development projects ever. To get there we had to surmount a number of process and community-management hurdles, though. The result is a development process that is a wonder to behold, but it would be a mistake to say that we have solved all of our problems forevermore. We are facing a number of obstacles that, beyond limiting our future growth, might even threaten our ability to sustain our current development pace. What are those obstacles, and what can we be doing to address them?

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HHVM is a high-performance, open source PHP execution engine developed at Facebook. It’s the fastest PHP runtime in the world, with support for PHP5, PHP7, and Hack—the programming language used for Facebook’s web server application logic. In addition to powering Facebook’s web tier, HHVM has also been adopted by other major services such as Wikipedia, Baidu, and Box. HHVM uses just-in-time compilation to transform PHP and Hack source code into optimized machine code. Thanks to contributions from developers across the ARM community, HHVM can now target AArch64 in addition to x86-64 and successfully runs open source PHP frameworks like WordPress. Join us for an overview of HHVM, a quick demo, and some thoughts on where optimization efforts can go from here.

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The fifth generation mobile communications network (5G) is not your “traditional telecom network” but optimized for connected and intelligent machines, having distributed cloud capacity and supporting devices ranging from gigabits per second to multi-year battery life. Software, connectivity and digitalization are reshaping both industries and society at an ever increasing rate and 5G is a strong catalyst. This keynote will explore this development, including how products and services are revolutionized and how many of today’s value chains are being overthrown.

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The European Space Agency’s (ESA) current mission Gaia and upcoming one Euclid will generate massive amounts of astronomical data to be made freely available on-line through powerful data management systems. This big data era brings a change of paradigm and associated big challenges for building these missions’ archives. The current use case of “bring the data to the user” is being replaced by the new concept of “bring the user to the data”. This new generation of science archives is transforming into science exploitation and collaborative platforms, where the users can send her/his code to the data, run it on computing and storage services provided directly by the archive (where the data reside), and easily share all this with other scientists they’re collaborating with.

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Suresh’s bio: Dr. Suresh Gopalakrishnan is the corporate vice president and general manager of AMD’s server business. He is responsible for driving the end-to-end business execution of AMD server solutions worldwide. Under his leadership, AMD is pursuing a server strategy that leverages AMD’s broad IP portfolio to deliver disruptive products for the virtualized datacenter, software defined storage, high performance data analytics and IoT infrastructure. Prior to joining the company in June 2012, Dr. Gopalakrishnan served as vice president of engineering at Extreme Networks, a leader in high-performance Ethernet switching for cloud, data center, and mobile networks. During his tenure at Extreme Networks, Dr. Gopalakrishnan was also vice president of marketing and product management, as well as general manager of multiple business units. He has led large product teams that have defined and delivered Ethernet switching systems to enterprise, data center and carrier markets. He also has a strong semiconductor background in designing and leading teams that delivered CPUs, workstation chipsets, digital signal processors, and networking ASICs. Prior to Extreme Networks, Dr. Gopalakrishnan held a variety of leadership positions at Riverstone Networks/Cabletron Systems, ZSP Corporation, Sun Microsystems and HP. Dr. Gopalakrishnan holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Idaho and has completed the Advanced Executive Program at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He is based in Sunnyvale, California.

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John’s bio: John Simmons is the visionary who inspired Microsoft to play a leadership role in the creation of international media standards. In a 2008 internal memo John envisioned a RESTful, interoperable commercial media stack, predicting its impact on the Web. His efforts resulted in Microsoft publishing specs for DRM-interoperable encoding and adaptive streaming, which in turn culminated in the ISO MPEG standards for Common Encryption and Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH). He led the creation of an OAuth 2.0 TV Everywhere authorization standard, initiated the Google-Microsoft-Netflix contributions to W3C for HTML5 Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) and Media Source Extensions (MSE) and authored an open spec to enable embedded browsers to implement EME without the use of proprietary software. At present John is the Media Platform Architect for Microsoft’s Operating System Group.

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In his keynote George will discuss the implications and the opportunities for Linaro to support and benefit its members over the coming months

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Radically revamping the device development model for Carrier class operators with ARM and Linaro Comcast? Software? Isn't that an oxymorom? See how the open source community and modern development models are re-shaping the feature velocity and security models for embedded devices like settop boxes, cable modems and gateways. Competing in the modern landscape means building products and experiences that compete with a new breed of innovators. Comcast's SVP, Engineering and Operations and Chief Software Architect will provide insight into how its reinvented its technology stack and product line.

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Software Defined Networking (SDN) is a new approach to networking, complementing traditional network architectures. SDN aims at the normalization of network configuration and control through open programmatic interfaces to individual network devices as well as to the whole network. This session puts the SDN concept into perspective with existing and evolving network architectures and principles.

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A technical overview of enterprise workloads on linux on arm64, the focus is the tools available on arm64 to profile the workloads for performance.

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