On October 1, 2021, Huawei OpenEuler 21.09 was officially released. The latest version of the EulerOS open source project opens a number of new features for the developers. These features can be used to enhance the related application development for the platform.
According to the information, the OpenEuler 21.09 brings EulerFS, a file system for new media, continued to innovate the kernel, added container operating system KubeOS.
The latest version also secures containers and other large-particle features to consolidate the cloud base. Simultaneously, OpenEuler 21.09 Edge and openEuler 21.09 Embedded Version will combine the full scenario for the developer community
To be mentioned OpenEuler 21.09 is the first community version after Euler officially announced for open-source operating system derived for digital infrastructure.
With the increasing development of the community, the scene-oriented SIG has been continuously formed, and the application boundary of openEuler has gradually expanded from the initial server scene to cloud computing, edge computing, embedded, and more scenarios.
OpenEuler 21.9 Features and Architecture:
OpenEuler 21.09 enhances the related functions of cloud-native scheduling. For the mixed deployment scenarios of online and offline services in cloud scenarios, innovative CPU scheduling algorithms and OOM memory recycling algorithms are used to ensure real-time CPU preemption and jitter suppression by online services and support the safe and reliable operation of online services.
In terms of the file system, OpenEuler 21.09 adds the EulerFS file system. EulerFS is a brand new file system developed by Huawei and contributed to the community. For the new SCM media, it adopts soft update and dual-view technology to reduce the file system metadata synchronization delay. Compared with the EXT4 file system, the performance is doubled.
In terms of memory management, the memory hierarchical extension etMem adds a user-mode swap function. The cold memory eliminated by the strategy configuration is swapped to user-mode storage, which has better performance than kernel-mode swap and no business perception.
Consolidate the cloud base:
K8S has become the de facto cloud-native infrastructure base. The mainstream operating system vendors in the industry are all based on K8S, launching cloud-native scenarios dedicated container OS (such as Redhat RCHOS, AWS BottleRocket, etc.), providing management and operation and maintenance experience consistent with business containers.
OpenEuler 21.09 Keeping up with the latest technology trends in the industry, Huawei has contributed its original containerized operating system KubeOS to the community. It has the advantages of running memory consumption <150M and restarting time <15 seconds.
OpenEuler 21.09 combines StratoVirt, iSulad, and ShimV2 to form a secure container solution, providing a lightweight and secure execution environment for applications, isolating the security risks between the container and the host operating system, and between the containers.
This solution is contributed by Huawei to the community. Compared with the traditional Docker+QEMU solution, the noise floor and startup time are optimized by more than 40%.
KubeSphere is an application-centric container platform built on top of K8S. It was initiated by Qingyun Technology and supported and maintained by the KubeSphere SIG of the Euler open source community.
The OpenStack version is updated to Wallaby. Wallaby is the latest stable version released in April 2021. It contains important updates for core projects such as nova, kolla, cyborg, and tacker. Co-sponsored by Unicom Digital, China Telecom, and Huawei, and supported and maintained by the OpenStack SIG, the open source community of Euler.
Eggo is a dual-plane cluster deployment tool based on K8S. It provides efficient and stable cluster deployment capabilities and supports multiple deployment modes such as single-cluster multi-architecture, online and offline.
Combining GitOps management capabilities and sensing cluster configuration changes, Eggo drives the unified and efficient deployment of the cluster OS, reducing the deployment time of 100 nodes from a few hours to less than 15 minutes. Eggo is researched and developed by Huawei, and Cloud-Native SIG will be responsible for development and maintenance in the future.
Explore full-scene innovation:
OpenEuler 21.09 released openEuler 21.09 Edge for edge computing scenarios. This version integrates the KubeEdge and edge cloud collaboration framework, and has basic capabilities such as unified management and distribution of edge cloud applications.
In the future, it will enhance AI ease of use and scenario adaptability through enhanced intelligent collaboration, and enhance service collaboration to achieve cross-edge cloud service discovery and traffic. Forwarding, enhancing data collaboration, and improving southbound service capabilities.
OpenEuler 21.09 released the ultra-lightweight embedded version OpenEuler 21.09 Embedded for embedded scenarios. The mirror image of this version is less than 5M, and the startup time is less than 5 seconds. It provides basic capabilities such as lightweight, safe, and lightweight containers.
It supports ARM32 and ARM64 chip architectures. In the future, it will cooperate with Euler Open-source community ecosystem partners, users, and developers to gradually expand support Chip architectures such as PowerPC and RISC-V to increase deterministic delay, industrial middleware, simulation systems, and other capabilities to create operating system solutions in the embedded field.
OpenEuler 21.09 Edge and OpenEuler 21.09 Embedded are the exploration and expansion of Euler’s open source operating system scenarios, providing preview technology innovation experiences, and the community will continue to enrich the capabilities of edge computing and embedded scenarios.
Middleware & Desktop Environment
OpenResty has now been ported to the OpenEuler 21.09 version. OpenResty is a high-performance web platform based on Nginx and Lua. It is used to conveniently build dynamic Web applications, Web services, and dynamic gateways that can handle ultra-high concurrency and high scalability.
Thanks to Luo Zexuan and Wen Ming from the Apache APISIX community for their contributions in this OpenResty migration, so that OpenResty can run smoothly and efficiently on the Euler open-source operating system.
UKUI is a lightweight desktop environment based on the Linux distribution developed by the Kylin team. In OpenEuler 21.09, UKUI adds a Chinese input method and multimedia support.
Tongxin Desktop Environment is abbreviated as DDE, which is a safe, stable, and easy-to-use Linux desktop environment developed by Tongxin Software. In OpenEuler 21.09, DDE added support for drawing boards, music and cinema applications.
Huawei and Oniro OS announced to jointly build the future IoT ecosystem
Huawei, Oniro OS, SFScon, and NOI Techpark jointly declared to build an ecosystem for future IoT devices. However, Oniro is the project of the Eclipse Foundation. In October 2021, based on the OpenHarmony project, the Eclipse foundation launched Oniro OS, a smart, transparent, vendor-neutral, and independent operating system for the next generation of distributed systems.
The Oniro project is aimed at daily necessities, such as smart TVs, air conditioners, kitchen appliances, smart speakers, and other household devices. South Tyrol is a real technology field and has a wealth of incubators and companies.
Talking about the companies, Huawei and NOI Techpark has been cooperating with each other for a long time. This is a kind of cooperation that has allowed both parties to join the Eclipse Foundation working group Oniro. Oniro reflects the 360° open-source model solves the problems of the Internet of Things (IoT) world.
“The new goal is to make the collaboration between different brands, different invoices, and different models of equipment truly effective,” said Davide Ricci
About Davide Ricci:
Davide Ricci is Director of Huawei Open Source Technology Center (OSTC), a technical expert, and the speaker of the latest SFScon, South Tyrol Free Software Conference held at the Bolzano Innovation Center.
To achieve the aim the IoT devices need to communicate with each other and to begin with strong artificial intelligence means providing the end-users with one. To date, the main problem is that each company that markets these products does not communicate with competitors’ technology, but with different licenses, agreements, and technical baselines, private or non-open source.
Oniro-Ricci explained that the goal is to precisely create compatibility so that companies and multinational companies sit around an open-source table, which is fair and elite, and an equally equal technology can give those who want equal opportunities to the community Contribute to development.
The project is managed by the Eclipse Foundation, which officially released the Oniro project on October 26, 2021, for community adoption. While talking about open source, it is necessary to look at rules and precise rules to ensure the neutrality of the project and the proper conduct of activities.
From this assumption, we can derive the powerful experience of the NOI Technology Park: “Collaboration and Display Techpark Focus Intellectual Property Management Policy-Rich said thanks to the creation of a real manifesto (software material list-SBOM) explaining the basis of open source license management, components, and subcomponents Oniro”.
So far, the Oniro working group has 5 active members, and its goal is to involve others, especially to use NOI Techpark’s strategic role in the Austria-German environment to spread a cross-device ecosystem view and be completely open, transparent, and safe.
Security issues are another factor that is strongly felt within Oniro and part of the long-term debate about the future of technology.
“Everything must pass through the cloud today, but also because of the monetization of data. But. This has caused the fragmentation and unfairness of the Internet of Things because it believes that collaboration between devices can only be achieved through the cloud, without considering the powerful perspective provided by Edge,” said Huawei expert
This project has so many resources and the problem now is to understand and let people understand what are the potential advantages of such an open-source project. Those who participate in similar forms run by the Eclipse Foundation are safe and their investments are protected by a neutral entity.
Therefore, even in the same project, competitors can coexist, which makes the company feel protected. This is undoubtedly a slower development process compared to work done independently by a single supplier, but it is more stable over time. “The success of the Oniro project depends on how many active partners decide to participate. Their number will determine how many devices will be launched in the next few years.
China Mobile and Huawei to launch China’s first 5G indoor positioning trial commercial project
A few days ago, Huawei and China have announced China’s first 5G indoor positioning trial commercial project successfully at Huawei’s Tuanbowa plant in China. This system is based on the “5G indoor positioning technology” and it can simultaneously meet the needs of 5G communication + precise positioning, and conduct the dual use of one network.
The previous report reveals that the latest Huawei and China mobile 5G project was implemented in Dongguan Huawei’s Tuanbowa plant, and 90% of the positioning results achieved precise positioning within a range of 1-3 meters, which will promote the improvement of plant logistics efficiency.
Huawei’s Tuanbowa 5G indoor positioning is a 4.9GHz 5G network deployment by China Mobile Guangdong and Huawei. The integrated positioning platform provided by China Mobile Shanghai Industrial Research Institute is the first commercial trial to achieve an indoor accurate positioning project.
Previously, Suzhou Mobile and Huawei conducted a 5G indoor positioning capability verification in the Suzhou Metro. With the hidden deployment of the base station pRRU, it achieved a positioning accuracy of 3 to 5 meters in 90% of the subway platform and hall area. It is a 5G indoor positioning function and the first live network verification in the world.
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Huawei Mate V foldable phone to launch on December 23
It was previously reported that Huawei is planning to launch a new foldable phone this month. Therefore, a new input has emerged that shows that this new foldable phone, allegedly called Mate V will launch on December 23, 2021.
According to a well-known Weibo tipster, Huawei will launch the next foldable phone – Mate V clamshell-style smartphone on December 23 along with a new smartwatch – Watch D with blood pressure measurement feature support.
Furthermore, the tipster revealed that Huawei has a new Watch Fit mini sports series, smart screen (smart TV), MateBook, MatePad paper, Bluetooth glasses as well as other smart products that will make their way to the upcoming launch event.
Huawei consumer business group CEO, Yu Chengdong has been out of action from the last two launch events of Huawei but it’s likely that Yu will join this upcoming Huawei launch showcase that will host a bunch of new products.
It’s also revealed that Yu will announce, the first HaronyOS powered smart SUV CERES AITO car on December 23, equipped with HarmonyOS car. Yu Chengdong said Huawei has 30 years in communications applications, ICT field accumulated core technology to help AITO build a mid-size luxury SUV, the car will be the first equipped with the latest Huawei obscurity intelligent cockpit for a smart user experience.
Huawei Mate V:
Huawei Mate V has a flip-style foldable design, the trademark and design patent of this phone has been spotted on various inspection authorities around the globe. To be mentioned Huawei has long been preparing to launch this phone alongside the Huawei Mate X2.
According to our previous report, this clamshell phone comes with a full view display that folds inward and features a notch on the head. There are function keys on the left and the right side consist volume and power buttons. Meanwhile, the bottom side features ports and speaker grills for the input.
The rear design shows us a camera bump that is large and placed vertical camera system featuring different lense. The right side of the lens shows sensors for different aspects of photography.