Ubuntu on the M1 chip

Neal McBurnett neal at bcn.boulder.co.us
Fri Dec 18 22:54:04 UTC 2020

Thanks - good to know.

From what I've heard, the M1 has some very nice CPU / GPU unified memory integration, an intriguing mix of four high-performance Firestorm and four energy-efficient Icestorm cores, and claims of the world's best CPU performance per watt

   Apple M1 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_M1

Is there any update on the prospects for native Linux on the M1, after this article from the end of November?

Linus Torvalds doubts Linux will get ported to Apple M1 hardware | Ars Technica


Neal McBurnett                 http://neal.mcburnett.org/

On Fri, Dec 18, 2020 at 09:16:51PM +0100, Matthias Klose wrote:
> Santa visited early, brought a Mac Mini, and Parallels provided a first preview
> of Parallels Desktop for Mac M1 yesterday.
> gcc-10 build and test time is 3:10h with eight cores (38h on LP, although this
> is using four cores).  Julian had a small apt build benchmark, which is 11.6 sec
> on the M1 (-j 8), 42sec on a Lenovo first-gen X1e (6 cores, -j12), 8.4sec on a
> Ryzen 3970x (limited to -j 8).
> Installed Ubuntu 20.10 server (couldn't find an arm64 desktop iso, are we only
> shipping Pi images?). Some notes:
> - You can only configure 8GB RAM for the VM (the machine has 16GB).
> - IPv6 doesn't work with a bridged network. Likely a Parallels
>   bug. Just disable it.
> - You can't run ARM32 binaries. I don't know if that's a
>   limitation of Parallels or the M1 chip.
> Merry XMas, Matthias

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