Boston Linux & UNIX was originally founded in 1994 as part of The Boston Computer Society. We meet on the third Wednesday of each month at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Building E51.

Hacking Embedded Linux: More Hardware than You Require

Date and Time

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm


MIT Building E-51, Room 335


Federico Lucifredi - flucifredi acm org


Federico Lucifredi shares his OSCON 2012 presentation


Ranging from Plug Computers to bare development boards to miniaturized systems and rooted hard drives, the bestiary ofARM devices at our disposal for projects is ever-growing and marvelous to explore. We equip the attendees with all the necessary knowledge to integrate a small computer system for the embedded field application of their choosing. A detailed review of the features, capabilities, and limits of a number of low-cost platforms available to experimenters, in disparate form factors and powered by different chip vendors: Sheeva Plug, Guru Plug, Dreamplug (Marvell) BeagleBoard, BeagleBoard xM, Pandaboard, and BeagleBone (Texas Instruments) i.mx53 Quickstart (Freescale) Gumstix boards Raspberry Pi Cotton Candy Computer Hacked Hard Drives ...and more. From home automation to media servers, the low power consumption and affordable cost of these devices make them an ideal target of our tinkering, as well as an ideal opportunity to teach oneself new skills in the embedded Linux space.


Federico Lucifredi is The Ceph Storage Product Management Director at Red Hat, formerly the Ubuntu Server PM at Canonical, and the Linux "Systems Management Czar" at SUSE.

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