At Linaro Connect Budapest 2017, ARM and the Linaro LEG (Linaro Enterprise Group) team demonstrate Apache Ambari running on ARM servers. Apache Ambari is one of key Big Data components that provides an easy to use web interface to provision, manage and monitor Hadoop cluster and various other Big Data tools. In this demo Apache Ambari is running on 3 node cluster with Hadoop, YARN and Zookeeper, all on AARCH64 hardware.

With ARM servers getting into Datacenter, Linaro has been collaborating with ARM and ARM vendors in making sure Big data components work well in AARCH64 architecture. Porting and Building Apache Ambari on AARCH64 is one of the efforts the team has been working on apart from porting, building and benchmarking Hadoop, Spark, Hive, HBase and other Big data components. The team chose to showcase Apache Ambari as a high level component due to it being very intuitive, easy-to-use Hadoop management web UI backed by its RESTful APIs. Ambari provides a dashboard with metrics for CPU, Storage, memory utilization and also metrics for HDFS, MapReduce, Pig, Hive etc for monitoring Hadoop Cluster. It also provides step-by-step wizard for managing Hadoop Clusters (like adding nodes, taking down nodes, doing rolling upgrades, etc).

As of today, Ambari is officially supported only on X86 servers. The work team has done is to patch Ambari to work on AARCH64, which involved patching various dependencies like phantomjs, leveldb, leveldbjni java libaries, etc. Linaro is also part of ODPi organization (, which has been working on standardizing Big Data. Ambari is part of ODPi’s operations specs. The collaboration helps in speeding up upstreaming process since ODPi also has some of same maintainers as of ASF.

The work done for this demo is a PoC running in ARM lab (working on Linaro Dev Cloud at the mean time) and yet published.

This video features Eugene Xie ARM Principal Software Engineer & Tech lead of Workloads team of Enterprise Software, BSG, Ganesh Raju – Tech Lead, BigData team and Naresh Bhat, Cavium assignee to Linaro for BigData.


DragonBoard 820c Is The World’s 1st PC Founded On Snapdragon 820

dragonboard 820c features specs pricing

Summary: DragonBoard 820c is a ultra powerful single board PC that’s based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 chipset. It’s a very fast chipset which comes equipped with Adreno 430 and 32GB onboard storage. Like its forerunner DragonBoard 410c, DragonBoard 820c also is expected to run Android operating system, Linux, as well as Windows 10 IoT Core. At this time, the purchase prices and release date of the board are unavailable

Due to Moore’s Rule limitations, chipset manufacturers won’t be able to minimize the dimensions of the chips for much longer. But it isn’t going to stop the hardware manufacturers from producing single board PCs which are competent at undertaking jobs corresponding to regular Computers. E . g ., just recently, we became aware of Asus TinkerBoard.

Right now, I’m about to cover a potent single board PC that could blow Raspberry Pi 3 out of the water. I’m talking about DragonBoard 820c, the very first computer based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 chipset. It isn’t on the market for purchasing yet, but it’s on Arrow Electronics webpage.

Looking at the specifications, it’s especially fast, can handle 4K pics, and shows up equiped with various abilities. This causes it to become an excellent choice for creating powerful projects, robots, drones, and the like.

Compared with Raspberry Pi 3, DragonBoard 820c furthermore is victorious on the storage front. It arrives pre-loaded with 32GB on-board storage. The other highlights of DragonBoard 820c are 3GB LPDDR4 RAM, USB 2.0 and 3.0, Global positioning system, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and gigabit ethernet. Additionally, it has an Adreno 530 Graphics unit.

DragonBoard 820c is a amazing heir of DragonBoard 410c, which holds Android operating system, Windows 10 IoT, and in addition Linux. While Arrow says that DragonBoard 820c is compatible with Android operating system, the tutorials to set up Linux are obtainable online.

Currently, we don’t gain the cost details about DragonBoard 820c. To find out more, you can go to this website link.

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DragonBoard 820c Specifications Features in a Nutshell

  • Qualcomm Kyro 4-core 64-bit CPU
  • Intended to the Linaro 96Boards extended community board specification
  • 3 GB LPDDR4 and 32 GB UFS Flash.
  • Connectivity options: WLAN, Bluetooth 4.1, gigabit ethernet, USB 2.0 and 3.0, and GPS.
  • The Adreno 530 624Megahertz Graphics unit can handle 4K UltraHD@30fps video replay and record with H.264 (AVC) and H.265 (HEVC).
  • supports Three image sensors up to 28 Mega-pixel.

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