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ALE CENTRAL MTG. for Thurs., Sept. 20th, 7:30pm

Filed at 10:20 pm under by Ruscetta

The featured presentation for our ALE CENTRAL
meeting on Thursday, Sept. 20th, 2012 at 7:30pm will be
a reprise of Orlando Karam’s excellent presentation from
ALE-NW in August:

Linux on ARM and the Raspberry Pi

Abstract:
– ARM is a family of computer architectures, different from x86,
and characterized for its low cost and low power consumption.
Many cell-phones and tablets run on ARM, and now there are many
low-cost low-power servers running on ARM. We will discuss some
of the available hardware and the status of the software, with a
special focus on the Raspberry-Pi, a $35 computer system designed
with a focus on education, but useful on many domains.

Bio:
– Orlando Karam was born in the US but grew up in Mexico. He got
hooked up on Unix while a grad student at Tulane University, and
has been running Linux on servers and laptops for more than 15 years.
He teaches computer science at Southern Polytechnic State University,
and has been exploring the potentials of his raspberry pi since it was
delivered to him about 10 weeks ago.

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The meeting will be held at Emory Law School in our
usual Gambrel Hall, room 1C venue.
Our meeting time frame is 7:30pm to ~9:20pm
Directions to Emory Law School can be found at
http://ale.org/?page_id=2