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The last batch of registrations for the 2016 Linux Plumbers Conference will be available starting at noon Eastern Time (EDT) on October 1. This will be the last chance to register to attend the conference. Those interested should visit the registration web site after that time.
The schedule for the conference has been posted, which includes information on the microconferences (and the discussions planned for those) as well as the refereed talks. Any conflicts noted should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope to see you in Santa Fe!
The Linux kernel community has been using Git for more than a decade, but it is still under active development, with more than 2,000 non-merge commits from almost 200 contributors over the past year. Rather than review this extensive history, this Micro Git Together instead focuses on what the next few years might bring. In addition, Junio Hamano will present on the state of the Git Union, Josh Triplett will present on the git-series project, and Steve Rostedt will present “A Maze Of Git Scripts All Alike”, in which Steve puts forward the radical notion that common function in various maintainers’ scripts could be pulled into Git itself. This should help lead into a festive discussion about the future of Git.
Please join us for an important discussion!
LPC registration will open up on September 8 at noon Eastern Time (EDT) with a very limited number of slots available. Those interested in attending the conference who have not yet registered will want to visit the registration web site after that time. There will also be a very limited number of late registrations that will be available starting on October 1.
Another way to get a pass to the nearly sold out conference would be to submit a refereed track proposal before September 8. Each accepted talk will get one free pass to LPC.
Audio is an increasingly important component of the Linux plumbing, given increased use of Linux for media workloads and of the Linux kernel for smartphones. Topics include low-latency audio, use of the clock API, propagating digital configuration through dynamic audio power management (DAPM), integration of HDA and ASoC, SoundWire ALSA use-case managemer (UCM) scalability, standardizing HDMI and DisplayPort interfaces, Media Controller API integration, and a number of topics relating to the multiple userspace users of Linux-kernel audio, including Android and ChromeOS as well as the various desktop-oriented Linux distributions.
As with many Linux-kernel components, upstreaming of vendor drivers and handling of stable and long term-stable (LTS) trees are also important topics.
Please join us for a timely and important discussion!
The deadline for submitting refereed track proposals for the 2016 Linux Plumbers Conference has been extended until September 8, 2016 at 11:59PM CET. The refereed track will have 50-minute presentations on a specific aspect of Linux “plumbing” (e.g. core libraries, media creation/playback, display managers, init systems, kernel APIs/ABIs, etc.) that are chosen by the LPC committee to be given during the four days of the conference.
Registration for the conference has largely sold out at this point, but accepted talks for the refereed track will receive one free pass to the conference.
All of the regular and early bird registrations for the 2016 Linux Plumbers Conference have now sold out. There will be a very limited number of late registrations available starting on October 1.
Those interested in attending the conference should also note that each refereed track talk gets one free pass to the conference. The deadline for refereed track proposals is Thursday September 1.
We hope to see you at LPC 2016!
It has been more than a decade since CPU core clock frequencies stopped doubling every 18 months, which has shifted the search for performance from the “hardware free lunch” to concurrency and, more recently, hardware accelerators. Beyond accelerating computational offload, field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) and programmable logic devices (PLDs) have long been used in the embedded space to provide ways to offload I/O or to implement timing-sensitive algorithms as close as possible to the pin.
Regardless of how they are used, however, there exists a common class of problems which accompany the use of FPGAs, accelerators, and PLDs on Linux. Perhaps most important are the probing, discovery, and enumeration of these devices, which can be a challenge given the wide variety of interconnects to which they may be attached.
The purpose of this microconference is to discuss these problems, and figure out what it would take to make these devices first-class citizens on Linux. We will be looking at important use cases, including the much-maligned network-offload case as well as the more general topic of workload acceleration.
For more details on coherent accelerators, FPGAs, and PLDs, please see this microconference’s wiki page.
We hope to see you there!