26.11.2013 14:30

Afrikatag 2013: Oliver Etzel, Technische Universität München, Topic: "ICT in Agriculture - AgriLinux on RISC - A low price workstation for developing countries", Saal O20, Emil-Raman-Str. 6, Freising


Oliver Etzel,Technische Universität München, Presenting a own Linux Compilation AgriLinux on Afrikatag 2013 (Foto, Benjamin, E., TU München)

Oliver Etzel,Technische Universität München, Presenting a own Linux Compilation AgriLinux on Afrikatag 2013 (Foto: Benjamin, TU München)

Afrikatag 2013
 
Technische Universität München

Nov. 26, 2013

 

Oliver Etzel, M.Sc.
Technische Universität München

 

Topic:

'ICT in Agriculture

                  AgriLinux on RISC

                             A low price workstation for developing countries'

(RISC : Reduced Instruction Set Computer – design strategy for computer processors)

 

Abstract:

In developing countries only a small percentage of rural families or smallholder farmers own a computer. Although a high rate of adoption of mobile phones the families are unable to afford expensive workstations or personal computers.

Trying to bridge this gap,  a own Linux distribution AgriLinux*1  is compiled on a low price RISC class mainboard based on ARM *2 architecture -  presented on the Afrikatag 2013.

Taking the diffusion of mobile phones in developing countries into consideration, this computer is able to run with mobiles periphery. Thus the harddisk is simulated by a SD smartcard. To power the machine a micro-USB plug known from a conventional cellphone charger can be used. This Computer run as a full personal computer, able to browse the internet though a WLAN device and performing all operating tasks that are used with high end products.

*1 the name "AgriLinux" is preliminary and scheduled to get checked by the Patent and Licensing Office of the Technische Universität München.

*2 ARM - Advanced RISC Machine -
              family of instruction set architectures for computer processors

 

Time:  2:30 p.m.

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Technische Universität München

Center of Life and Food Sciences Weihenstephan

Saal O20, [Map →]

Emil-Raman-Str. 6,

85354 Freising

Website: Afrika-Tag 26. November 2013

 

Questions and
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Dipl.-Kfm. (Univ.) Oliver Etzel,
M.Sc.(TUM) cand., Information Systems Engineering

Technische Universität München
Chair of Agriculture and Food Economics
Weihenstephaner Steig 22
85354 Freising
Tel: + 49 8161 71-2774
Fax: +49 8161 71-3030
Email: oliver.etzel[at]tum.de
Email: etzel[at]informatik.tu-muenchen.de (Informatics)