Introduction

This week, we spoke with Ron Justin from GroupGets and Michael Welling of QWERTY Embedded. Thanks to these two, we were able to launch the first ever crowd funded 96Boards Mezzanine! Michael, who is the lead maintainer of the 96Boards Mezzanine Community, created a GPS/Proto/Debug Mezzanine and open sourced it in the above mentioned repository. With major help from Ron at GroupGets, we were able to get this board posted… Now comes to task of getting it funded! In this livestream, we glossed over the crowd funding event; however, we were more interested in talking about these two great companies!

Livestream recording

Chat log


Timothy Thomas - TT
Hey Robert

Robert Wolff (Desk) - R(
Last week’s episode with Peter Robinson from Red Hat on Fedora IoT: https://youtu.be/4vIqCCh-iTE
Linaro Connect is right around the corner: http://connect.linaro.org/
HPC Workshop in Santa Clara (July 26th): https://www.linaro.org/events/arm-hpc-santa-clara-2018/
New OpenHours episodes page: https://www.96boards.org/openhours/episodes/

Todd Thal - TT
Linaro connect is "embedded systems" + "a burning man-style crowd" = Linaro Connect!.... ;    )

Robert Wolff (Desk) - R(
New mezzanine-community page: https://www.96boards.org/go/mezzanine-community/

Todd Thal - TT
Re HPC + ARM

https://www.top500.org/news/sandia-to-install-first-petascale-supercomputer-powered-by-arm-processors/

Robert Wolff (Desk) - R(
Ron Justin GroupGets.com: https://groupgets.com/

Mani - M
Qusestion for Mr.Torvalds: I heard that most of the people (like me) step away from the hardware designing due to the high lead time involved. How are you dealing with it?
Thanks!

Todd Thal - TT
Seperate "devcon" from "defcon"...

https://devconf.info/us/

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/DEF_CON

Mani - M
Michael: Since you have worked with both RISCV and ARM architectures, which one would be a best bet for a open hardware designer (apart from open architecture nature of RISCV)

Robert Wolff (Desk) - R(
Get Sparked: https://www.sparkfun.com/news/2684

Todd Thal - TT
Nathan used to speak at meetups (a bit like this openhours...)...Met him when he just started and barely had a roof over his head...now a multimillionaire!...(maybe a future vision for Robert!)...;    )

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/SparkFun_Electronics

Sahaj - S
PowerPC Master Race :p

Todd Thal - TT
What are the comparative lengths of both instruction sets?
Eg 
ARM
RISCV

Robert Wolff (Desk) - R(
@Todd: Maybe! lol :P
@Todd: probly not tho

Todd Thal - TT
Which architecture "pipeline" instructions at faster throughput?
Eg computer time = instructions/program * clock cycles/instructions * seconds (nano or pico seconds) /clock cycles

Robert Wolff (Desk) - R(
@Todd, we will address your questions in a sec :D

Todd Thal - TT
This is an old architecture issue...been going on for decades...wish my "guru" maddog was here!!!....;    )
https://news.stanford.edu/news/1999/february10/webserver210.html
Sahaj is the mezzanine communities "Conan-the-barbarian"!...;    )

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/arnold-schwarzenegger-on-his-plans-for-new-conan-m/1100-6434173/

(Eg he keeps "things in order"...;    )

Robert Wolff (Desk) - R(
New mezzanine-community page: https://www.96boards.org/go/mezzanine-community/
https://www.96boards.org/product/xinabox-b901/

Sahaj - S
https://www.96boards.org/blog/sneak-peak-lte-mezzi/

Robert Wolff (Desk) - R(
ron@groupgets.com
robert.wolff@linaro.org

Todd Thal - TT
http://blog.dilbert.com/coffee-with-scott-adams-podcast/

Ragnar - R
x-mas

Todd Thal - TT
https://www.pscp.tv/w/bgTi0DExODgwMjU5fDFtckdtbmRxYmJaSnnQiNdGg4mMWeIM8Tntsc6F9WIZqNRHlmA_-cnEj-MWPg==