Red Hat’s ARM Partner Early Access Program to accelerate 64-bit ARM ecosystem

Partner program to embrace open standards for collaboration around 64-bit ARM datacenter innovations.

RALEIGH, N.C. – Red Hat, Inc. has launched the Red Hat ARM Partner Early Access Program to facilitate collaboration and partnerships around the 64-bit ARMv8-A and Red Hat software. AMD, American Megatrends, AppliedMicro, ARM, Broadcom, Cavium, Dell, HP, and Linaro have already announced participation in the program, which targets silicon vendors, hardware vendors, and OEMs/ODMs, Participants in the ARM Partner Early Access Program will contribute to more streamlined and applicable implementations of 64-bit ARM standards and practices.

As a founding partner of the Linaro Enterprise Group, Red Hat has driven the development of open source software for ARM architectures, and more recently participated in ARM’s Server Base System Architecture (SBSA) to accelerate development and support for 64-bit platforms. The ARM Partner Early Access Program will extend these efforts by supplying participants with early stage software tools and documentation, as well as a common software development platform for multiple 64-bit ARM hardware designs.

“The Red Hat ARM Partner Early Access Program continues Red Hat’s efforts to drive open standards and best practices within the 64-bit ARM ecosystem, enabling tighter collaboration with leading innovators in the ARM ecosystem,” says Jim Totton, vice president and general manager, Platform Business Unit, Red Hat. “By providing our participating partners with the tools, resources, and support needed to build a common development platform, we can help facilitate partner-driven 64-bit ARM solutions that are based upon Red Hat technologies.”

“Red Hat’s early access program will accelerate the development of a robust enterprise ecosystem, built on a strong open source foundation,” James McNiven, general manager, systems and software group, ARM. “Collaboration and standardization are vital cornerstones of the ARM ecosystem, ensuring C-Suite decision makers have the freedom to choose from a diverse range of infrastructure solutions. Today marks a major milestone for the open source community and the ARM server ecosystem on the path to broader adoption of the ARM architecture throughout the enterprise.”