Startups to Capitalize on OpenSUSE Leap 15.2 Release for A.I, ML and Data Science Projects

Date : 02-Jul-2020
Location: NUREMBERG, Germany


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Key Takeaways:

The openSUSE release team is proud to announce the availability of community-developed openSUSE Leap 15.2. Professional users, from desktops and data-center servers to container hosts and Virtual Machines (VM), will be able to use Leap 15.2 as a high-quality, easy-to-use, enterprise-grade Linux operating system.


This release provides security updates, bug fixes, network enhancements, and many new features for openSUSE users who depend on a stable and scalable distribution. openSUSE's rich and mature Linux platform supports workloads on x86-64, ARM64 and POWER systems. The dependability of core packages found in previous Leap 15 versions and newer open source technologies in Leap 15.2 are ready for multiple use cases and workloads.

Key features:
  • Several exciting Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning packages are added in Leap 15.2, which include Tensorflow,PyTorch,ONNX etc
  • Data science packages which include Grafana and Prometheus.
  • A real-time kernel for managing the timing of microprocessors to ensure time-critical events are processed as efficiently as possible
  • Kubernetes as an official package: users will have more power to develop, ship and deploy containerized applications using the newer container technologies that are being maintained in the distribution - Helm, the package manager for Kubernetes, Open Container Initiative (OCI),Cilium are part of the release.
  • Offers both Server and Transactional Server system roles.
  • Improvised installation process - user-friendly dialog,more information on installation progress.
  • More accurate detection of MS Windows partitions encrypted with BitLocker.
  • Ability to tweak the mitigation for CPU based attacks like Spectre or Meltdown.
  • Improvements to YaST - The most complete configuration tool for Linux
  • Desktop environment updates - KDE's Plasma 5.18 and GNOME 3.34 availability.
  • Cloud providers availability from Linode, Amazon Web Services, Azure, Google Compute Engine and OpenStack
  • Compilers, scripting languages, system configuration tools and graphical user interfaces have all been improved.
  • Salt 3000 support for system configuration features.
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  • Marco Varlese, a developer and member of the project,said,Leap 15.2 represents a huge step forward in the Artificial Intelligence space.
    • openSUSE end-users can now finally consume Machine Learning / Deep Learning frameworks and applications via our repositories to enjoy a stable and up-to-date ecosystem.
  • Gerald Pfeifer, chair of the project's board,said, the real-time kernel offering opens the floodgates for developers, researchers and companies seeking to capitalize on OpenSuse for deployment of mission-critical applications.
Editor's comments:
  • Startups should leverage on OpenSuse to build, test, deploy and scale A.I, M.L, data science projects - is free, proven and supported by professionals and community.

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