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Tuesday, February 14 • 2:25pm - 2:55pm
How Close Are We to Achieving the Dream of Hardware Portability with Linux? - Jim Wasko, IBM

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Linux runs on more hardware architectures than any other operating system, and many other open source projects are following a similar path so that users can choose the best platform for their workloads. But how close are we today to achieving the dream of hardware portability for applications?

This breakout will consider why hardware portability is important, review the key considerations in making applications portable, and discuss specific examples across a range of hardware platforms including ARM, x86, POWER and LinuxONE

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Jim Wasko

Vice President, Open Systems Development, IBM
Linux, Openstack, Containers, System z, Power servers, Cloud

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Doug Davis

Doug works in IBM's Digital Business Group. He's been working on Cloud related technologies for many years and has worked on many of the most popular OSS projects, including OpenStack, CloudFoundry, Docker and Kubernetes. He's currently co-leading the CNCF's Serverless WG, the Cloud... Read More →
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Thomas Di Giacomo

As Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Thomas Di Giacomo drives the rapid innovation and growth of SUSE’s expanding portfolio from the enterprise Linux operating system to software-defined solutions such as the OpenStack cloud infrastructure, Ceph-based storage, and software-defined networking... Read More →

Jon Masters

Computer Architect, Red Hat
Jon Masters is Chief ARM Architect at Red Hat. Masters has been a Linux developer for more than 18 years, since beginning university at the age of 13. He is the author of a number of books on the Linux operating system, including "Building Embedded Linux Systems," and the upcoming... Read More →
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Bob Monkman

Director Networking Software Strategy, Arm, Ltd.
Bob Monkman is part of the Infrastructure Business Line at Arm, based in San Jose, CA and focused on networking software strategy and ecosystem programs. Bob oversees Arm’s participation in the Linux Foundation Networking projects, ensuring multi-architecture support with the Arm... Read More →
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John Zannos

VP, Canonical
John Zannos is Vice President of Cloud Platform business at Canonical. He is responsible for execution of the Ubuntu Cloud business, ecosystem, partnerships, alliances and strategy.  During his career John has lead business and technology efforts around cloud computing, telecom... Read More →

Tuesday February 14, 2017 2:25pm - 2:55pm
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