Key Features

Enables the exploitation of unique AArch64 capabilities on a well-established open source industry standard OS distribution with enterprise class security and superior support.

Arm System-on-Chip optimization for storage servers and industrial automation IoT devices, with a foundation for network integration as well as support for encryption and compression engines or custom FPGA features

Common Criteria EAL4+ support enables Arm ecosystem security mechanisms using the highest level of security for a commercial OS

Linux kernel 4.14 for Arm device-specific error handling and resolution commands improve reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS)

SUSE Standard or Priority Support Subscriptions reduce problem resolution time and increase peace of mind for Arm solutions with end-user customer support

Thirteen-year lifecycle and a shared common code base and operating environment with all other SUSE Linux Enterprise Server platforms reduces risk and enables the development of long-life Arm solutions

Supports advanced features of a broad set of 64-bit Arm processors to deliver innovative open source storage, networking and industrial automation solutions with a rock solid OS foundation.

Large-scale system support for up to 256 processor threads, and wider memory bandwidth than typical servers to enable improved performance of data-intensive workloads, and lower power consumption than typical server systems.

Built-in Ceph client enablement to deliver Arm-based software-defined storage solutions

Enablement for Raspberry Pi 3 Model B/B+ and Compute Module as industrial automation IoT devices provides a low-cost, low power option for legacy equipment that does not include monitoring

Support for Arm System-on-a-Chip (SoC) specific features to develop solutions that include crypto accelerators for selected Arm-based security processor solutions

Mature and proven industry-standard Linux to reduce solution delivery and maintenance costs by avoiding the time and effort to build, maintain and support a private Linux distribution

Delivers an array of advanced tools to quickly compile, package and deploy Linux solutions for 64-bit Arm server and IoT systems accelerates time to market.

The current GCC (GNU Compiler Collection) is included with the Toolchain Module to compile Arm performance-optimized applications

Community-sourced, SUSE-validated Arm-based packages built using Open Build Service and additional software from SUSE's Package Hub facilitates leveraging and contributing to open innovation

KVM enterprise virtualization maximizes hardware resource utilization

An ISO image for Raspberry Pi 3 makes is easier to install Linux directly onto an SD card