Imagination maintains momentum for Debian MIPS ports

March 27th, 2015

In October of 2014, Imagination Technologies donated several MIPS-based machines for Debian development; these include substantially faster Loongson 3A (mipsel) and Cavium Octeon II (mips) servers. The brand new machines include three Loongson LS3A-RS780E development boards, one Lemote 3A ITX and three EdgeRouter Pro 8 port machines.

Debian's distributed build cluster requires high performance and high reliability from the machines used, explains Aurelien Jarno, Debian MIPS port maintainer. We are confident that these devices will help us build and maintain Debian's MIPS ports over the next release cycles.

The Debian MIPS ports are also possible thanks to donations from the AQL hosting service provider, the Eaton remote controlled ePDU and many other individual members of the Debian community.

About Debian

The Debian Project was founded in 1993 to be a truly free community project. Since then the project has grown to be one of the largest and most influential open source projects. Thousands of volunteers from all over the world work together to create and maintain Debian software. Available in 70 languages, and supporting a huge range of computer types, Debian calls itself the universal operating system.

About Eaton

Eaton (NYSE: ETN) is a global technology leader in power management solutions that make electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power operate more efficiently, reliably, safely and sustainably. Eaton has a long-term relationship with Debian and has been a provider of electrical solutions for a long time. Eaton is listed as a Debian partner; visit

About AQL

AQL, based in Leeds, UK, has been a long-time service provider for mobile messaging, message hubs and wholesale voice and fax services in the UK. The AQL network is capable of supplying UK PSTN numbering and it has direct connections to the UK mobile network providers. AQL has been recently introduced to Debian by Imagination; visit

About Imagination Technologies

Imagination Technologies Group plc (LSE: IMG) is a British-based semiconductor R&D and licensing company. Imagination acquired MIPS Technologies a few years ago and became lead of MIPS embedded microprocessors. Imagination has built a relationship with Debian in the MIPS embedded processor software enablement field; visit

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