ARM’d and dangerous pt. 2: FreeBSD on the Pinebook (aarch64)

In February I wrote about real aarch64 server hardware. My interest in the ARM platform has not decreased - and this month I finally got my Pinebook shipped. [update] I've updated the post from 05-24 to the 05-31 version.[/update] Aarch64 I've always been interested in alternatives to common solutions - not just with open source … Continue reading ARM’d and dangerous pt. 2: FreeBSD on the Pinebook (aarch64)

ARM’d and dangerous: FreeBSD on Cavium ThunderX (aarch64)

While I don't remember for how many years I've had an interest in CPU architectures that could be an alternative to AMD64, I know pretty well when I started proposing to test 64-bit ARM at work. It was shortly after the disaster named Spectre / Meltdown that I first dug out server-class ARM hardware and … Continue reading ARM’d and dangerous: FreeBSD on Cavium ThunderX (aarch64)