Friday, June 22, 2012

Announcement of Calxeda Highbank Images for Quantal

Hello all,

As many of you are aware, Canonical, in coordination with Calxeda and others have been working to bring Ubuntu to this new class of high-performance cluster yet low power-consumption computers built around ARM processors. Many of you who were in attendance at UDS in Oakland may remember seeing Calxeda's talks and demonstration live, and the exciting news that this represents. The full presentation is available here.

In line of this work, I'm am extremely pleased to announce that the initial images for the Calxeda Highbank platform are now available for download, with installation instructions available here. Please remember that Quantal is still in alpha development, and is not currently recommended for use in a production environment. As development of 12.10 continues, we will continue to refine these images, and our tools to fully embrace MAAS on ARM, and make 12.10 to be our best release yet.

As an additional note, Highbank support for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS will be released as part of the 12.04.1 update in mid-August and will join our support for ArmadaXP from Marvell, which was released as part of 12.04.

Michael Casadevall
ARM Server Tech Lead
Professional Engineering and Services, Canonical