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Tuesday, October 6 • 11:30 - 12:20
The Ara System Architecture - Alex Elder, Linaro

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Mobile phones have become extremely capable and useful computer systems, but they are only available in one-size-fits-all configurations. The Ara project is changing that, defining a Linux-based platform where consumers may assemble the device they like from just the modular components they need.
Providing this sort of flexibility comes with its challenges. The presence of and functionality provided by a particular module can't be determined a priori, nor can modules be assumed to be trustworthy. The Ara platform must define an interface that is once simple, flexible, and capable, to enable support of the widest possible range of modules. And above all, an Ara device must still act like it's "just a phone."
This talk will present an overview of the Ara system architecture, including the mechanisms it uses to address issues that arise from supporting modularity in a mobile platform.

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Alex Elder

Ara Linux Technical Lead, Linaro
Alex has been working in the Linux kernel since 2000, and with UNIX internals pretty much exclusively before that. At Linaro, Alex is currently the tech lead for Linux development on Project Ara. Prior to joining Linaro, Alex contributed heavily to the Ceph kernel client for the RADOS Block Device (rbd), and served as the upstream maintainer for the XFS file system.



Tuesday October 6, 2015 11:30 - 12:20
Wicklow Hall 2A

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