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Marvell donation accelerates Debian ARM package builds

The Debian Project                               https://www.debian.org/
Marvell donation accelerates Debian ARM package builds  press@debian.org
January 8th, 2015              https://www.debian.org/News/2015/20150108

Starting in April, several Debian ARM port builder machines have been
upgraded to substantially faster Marvell Armada XP based servers.
Marvell has donated eight Marvell MV78460 SoC development boards using
Marvell Armada 370/XP CPUs running at 1.6GHz.

"Debian's distributed build cluster requires high performance and high
reliability from the machines used." Explains Riku Voipio, Debian ARM
port maintainer "We are confident the new machines will serve us as well
as the previous Marvell Discovery Innovation-based builders which have
been operating 24/7 since 2009".

The Debian ARM port has a long relationship with Marvell: the Marvell
Orion and Kirkwood based systems are some of the devices supported best
by the Debian ARM port.

About Debian

The Debian Project was founded in 1993 by Ian Murdock to be a truly free
community project. Since then the project has grown to be one of the
largest and most influential projects. Thousands of volunteers from all
over the world work together to create and maintain Debian software.
Available in 70 languages, and supporting a huge range of computer
types, Debian calls itself the "universal operating system".

About Marvell's ARMADA XP

The ARMADA XP is based on Marvell-designed ARM v7 MP compatible CPU
offering 1.6GHz processing per core to deliver 16,600 DMIPS to make high
performance computing affordable for mainstream applications. It
integrates 2 MB of L2 cache and supports 64-bit DDR3 memory interface
with ECC at 800MHz clock rate to enable a high throughput memory sub-
system design. The ARMADA XP is a highly integrated System-on-a-Chip
(SoC) that combines quad x4 PCI-express (PCI-e) interfaces, multiple USB
ports, Gigabit Ethernet ports, SATA ports, security engine and other I/O
peripherals to make system designs simple and economical. With ARMADA
XP's advanced power management architecture, it offers the industry's
best performance per watt to alleviate the challenges of energy and
cooling costs faced by enterprise and server class systems. ARMADA XP
SoC is fully supported by upstream Linux kernel open source software
project. For more information, visit:

About Marvell

Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) is a world leader in the development of storage,
communications, and consumer silicon solutions. Marvell's diverse
product portfolio includes switching, transceiver, communications
controller, wireless, and storage solutions that power the entire
communications infrastructure including enterprise, metro, home, and
storage networking. As used in this release, the term "Marvell" refers
to Marvell Technology Group Ltd. and its subsidiaries. For more
information, visit http://www.marvell.com

Marvell and the M logo are registered trademarks of Marvell and/or its
affiliates. ARMADA and Discovery are trademarks of Marvell and/or its
affiliates. Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of

Contact Information

For further information, please visit the Debian web pages at
https://www.debian.org/ or send mail to <press@debian.org>.


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