Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Boston Linux Meeting Tomorrow evening, April 17, 2013 - Whirlpools, Maelstroms, and Maytags with Android's Sticks and Chips

When:April 17, 2013 7PM (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: Whirlpools, Maelstroms, and Maytags with Android's Sticks and Chips
Moderators:
Kurt Keville, Thaumaturgical Engineer,
MIT Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies - kkeville alum mit edu

Brian DeLacey, www.LinuxInTheLivingRoom.com, b delacey / gmail com

Location: MIT Building E51, Room 315


Summary:

Navigating the turbulent headwaters of embedded rapids with real,
working products.

Abstract:

We'll trace the rapid evolution of low-cost, small, fast, energy
efficient devices capable of running Linux. We'll show new Android
devices running as miniTVs, miniPCs and tablets. We'll talk about the
promise of "Instant-on" boot times, 2 watt power profiles, and
supply-response middleware that makes your box unbrickable.

Kurt will share slides showing the embedded revolution as "Moore's Law
on Steroids". Kurt's theory, practice and empirical study segment will
close with one startling prediction: the world leader in compute
energy-efficiency (Green500) will also be the leader in raw compute
performance (TOP500) next year.

Brian will run with some real systems. Bring your own devices!
Demonstrations may include tricking, bricking and short-circuiting NAND.
We'll show devices with the Rockchip RK3066 including Rikomagic's
MK802IIIS 8GB Bluetooth with MK702II wireless Keyboard, the Measy U2C
miniPC with camera, and the UG008 miniPC TV device with ethernet and
WiFi. We'll also show the Allwinner A10 - on the PengStick and PengPod
tablet. We'll close with an x86/ARM cross-compile of Linux and discuss
building the ideal Linux powered miniStick.

Door prizes include O'Reilly's new book "Embedded Android: Porting,
Extending, and Customizing" as well as a Rikomagic miniPC!

For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site
http://www.blu.org
Please note that there is usually plenty of free parking in the E-51
parking lot at 2 Amherst St, or directly on Amherst St.

After the meeting we will adjourn to the official after meeting meeting
location at The Cambridge Brewing Company
http://www.cambridgebrewingcompany.com/

--
Jerry Feldman <gaf@blu.org>
Boston Linux and Unix
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