Marvell donation accelerates Debian ARM package builds
January 8th, 2015
Starting in April, several Debian ARM port builder machines have been upgraded to substantially faster Marvell Armada XP based servers. Marvell has donated eight Marvell MV78460 SoC development boards using Marvell Armada 370/XP CPUs running at 1.6GHz.
Debian's distributed build cluster requires high performance and high
reliability from the machines used. explains Riku Voipio, Debian ARM port
We are confident the new machines will serve us as well as the
previous Marvell Discovery Innovation-based builders which have been operating
24/7 since 2009.
The Debian ARM port has a long relationship with Marvell: the Marvell Orion and Kirkwood based systems are some of the devices supported best by the Debian ARM port.
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About Marvell's ARMADA XP
The ARMADA XP is based on Marvell-designed ARM v7 MP compatible CPU offering 1.6GHz processing per core to deliver 16,600 DMIPS to make high performance computing affordable for mainstream applications. It integrates 2 MB of L2 cache and supports 64-bit DDR3 memory interface with ECC at 800MHz clock rate to enable a high throughput memory sub-system design. The ARMADA XP is a highly integrated System-on-a-Chip (SoC) that combines quad x4 PCI-express (PCI-e) interfaces, multiple USB ports, Gigabit Ethernet ports, SATA ports, security engine and other I/O peripherals to make system designs simple and economical. With ARMADA XP's advanced power management architecture, it offers the industry's best performance per watt to alleviate the challenges of energy and cooling costs faced by enterprise and server class systems. ARMADA XP SoC is fully supported by upstream Linux kernel open source software project. For more information, visit: http://www.marvell.com/embedded-processors/armada-xp/ .
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