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Performant Containerized Go* Applications with Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 512 on Clear Linux* OS


Using the clearlinux/golang container to write AVX-512 code in different ways

26 May, 2020

Deep Learning Reference Stack v6.0 Now Available

Power and Performance

Intel is committed to advancing the Deep Learning (DL) workloads that power AI by accelerating enterprise and ecosystem development

20 Apr, 2020



Run container applications from Dockerhub.


Run a cloud orchestration server.


Run R language programs for statistical computing and data analysis.


Open Source

Open Source

A modular, cross-architecture, open source OS providing users the ability to differentiate.


Designed so that the user is able to quickly and easily manage their custom configuration vs. system configuration.
Built for Customization

Built for Customization

> 4,000 complete packages available.
Dependency with verified updates

Dependency with verified updates

Whole system updates with all update dependencies verified at build time.
Intel Optimized

Intel Optimized

Highly tuned for Intel platforms where all optimization is turned on by default.
Close to upstream

Close to upstream

Clear Linux stays in lockstep with upstream, always staying on the latest version of the kernel and compilers. Daily security mitigations deliver available security updates to customers rapidly.


Everything you need to get up and running with Clear Linux OS.


We understand desktops are not a one-size fits all. Clear Linux OS offers options that are tailored specifically for the developers’ production. Learn more about it on the developer page

How to Contribute

As an open source project, we’re always looking for ways to improve and for feedback. Learn how you can contribute to our project.




Learn in detail about the features that make Clear Linux OS different.



Guides cover a range of topics from Clear Linux OS features and tooling, to system maintenance, network, and stacks.



Sample use cases, with step-by-step instructions, show how to set up third-party tools and software with Clear Linux OS.



Additional reference information on the Clear Linux OS project.


“Clear Linux does have available all of my needed packages/bundles for my production workflow including GNOME Shell and its programs like GNOME Terminal and Gedit, gFTP, Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla Thunderbird, GIMP, Pidgin, and LibreOffice. On the developer toolchain front, Clear Linux certainly has effectively all use-cases covered from traditional C/C++ development to quickly deploying LAMP stacks to Nodejs to all the other modern programming language support and countless cloud/container options. Personally I use a GNOME Shell environment very close to the stock configuration without any extensions, so Clear Linux's defaults were all in good standing and GNOME Tweaks is available for the little bit of tweaking I do to the configuration.”

Michael Larabel, Founder, Phoronix Media



Kata Containers*
Project ACRN*

Kata Containers is an open source project which utilizes lightweight VMs, offering the speed of containers and the security of VMs. Clear Linux supports seamless integration of Kata Containers for any OS version above 23380. Leverage the speed & security Kata Containers provide with the performance Clear Linux delivers.

Project ACRN is a flexible, lightweight reference hypervisor built with real-time and safety-criticality in mind, optimized to streamline embedded development through an open source project. The Clear Linux OS is Project ACRN’s default Service OS, providing the performance power for the lightweight hypervisor.



Kubernetes is a leading container orchestration solution that enables users to increase agility, scalability, and resource efficiency while achieving portability and resiliency. Intel’s early contributions to Kubernetes helped extend its capabilities by shaping the architecture and requirements for device plug-ins and address limitations for high-bandwidth, low-latency workloads and networking applications. Today, we’re continuing to collaborate across the Kubernetes community and ecosystem to deliver best-fit performance and security for cloud-native workloads and ease the developer experience. We’ve created the Clear Linux Cloud Native example.

Clear Linux is proud to announce that MontaVista Software will be our first partner in providing commercial support for the Clear Linux OS. MontaVista has been a leader in the embedded Linux commercialization business for nearly two decades. Learn more about our partnership here.


Start using Clear Linux OS now & enjoy the benefits of a Linux OS designed with the developer in mind