The Arm SystemReady compliance certification program has reached a significant milestone, the first certification in the SystemReady LS band is the Ampere Altra Arm-based Mt. Jade server. The SystemReady LS band targets hyperscalers and cloud service providers using the LinuxBoot firmware.
Arm introduced the SystemReady program during Arm DevSummit in October 2020 to a broad set of partners. This was enabled after a decade of ecosystem development of the standards-based hardware and firmware requirements specification and implementations. This balanced approach to standards enables interoperability for ease of wide scale deployment and true innovations on top. The Arm SystemReady program provides a formal set of compute platform definitions to cover a range of systems from the cloud to the IoT and edge. This helps software 'just work' seamlessly across a vibrant, diverse ecosystem of Arm-based hardware.
“Arm has provided the Arm SystemReady LS certification program as a standard for the industry to establish customer confidence in emerging Arm SoC platforms. We at Ampere Computing were extremely proud last year when the Ampere Mt. Jade platform was the first Ampere server certified as SystemReady. We are continuing this momentum forward by being the first to achieve the System Ready LS v0.9 certification,” said Mauri Whalen, Senior Vice President Software Engineering at Ampere Computing. “The SystemReady program is important for enabling the server ecosystem and to accelerate the development of applications on our high-performance, power-efficient Ampere® Altra® Cloud Native Processors.”
“Google started the LinuxBoot project in 2017, and has been a strong supporter of this project being open, including making the code available as open source to bring these ideas to practice. I am happy to see Arm and Ampere’s efforts in achieving SystemReady LS certification with the Mt. Jade system, and look forward to continued broad industry support for LinuxBoot.” said Ron Minnich, software engineer at Google.
SystemReady LS is tailored to meet the needs of many hyperscalers on systems based on server Arm SoCs. It ensures standard firmware interfaces to deploy and maintain. SystemReady LS targets the hyperscaler’s Linux environment utilizing the LinuxBoot firmware.
We have now certified the first Arm server as SystemReady LS:
Today we announced a further milestone for the Arm SystemReady program, the first SystemReady LS band certification of the Ampere Mt. Jade Platform. This features the Ampere Altra 64-bit cluster Arm processor with LinuxBoot-based firmware. This leads the way for further devices to receive certification under the LS band. We congratulate Ampere for their involvement in this milestone and look forward to future collaboration with more partners.
Find out more about the Ampere Mt. Jade platform on the SystemReady LS webpage. Sign up to the SystemReady program here.