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Archive for April, 2005

Linux powers 96-node “personal cluster”

April 26, 2005

[Updated 1:00PM PDT] — Orion Multisystems is shipping a Linux-based “personal cluster” based on 96 Transmeta processors in a case little larger than a normal PC. The DS-96 Deskside Cluster Workstation costs $100,000, draws 1,500 watts, and offers 110 Gflops sustained and 230 Gflops peak performance, (more…)

Executive Interview: Stuart Cohen, CEO of OSDL

April 26, 2005

In this interview, Stuart Cohen, CEO of the OSDL (Open Source Development Labs), discusses the OSDL's goals, initiatives, projects, and test facilities, and how the growing prominence of embedded Linux interfaces with the organization's goal of being the “center-of-gravity” for Linux. (more…)

eCos I2C bus implementation code goes free

April 25, 2005

eCosCentric has donated a generic I2C bus implementation to the open source eCos operating system for deeply embedded systems. The bus implementation provides an API said to simplify the use of real-time clocks, serial EEPROMS, smart-cards, infrared controllers, and other devices attached to I2C connections. (more…)

Free online seminar looks at embedded Linux market

April 25, 2005

< !-1 2 ->LinuxDevices.com and parent company Ziff Davis Internet will host an online seminar that takes a high-level, non-technical look at embedded Linux and the embedded Linux market. Entitled “Embedded Linux: Coming Soon to a Device Near You,” the e-seminar is set for May 4, 2005, (more…)

Compact industrial computer supports Linux

April 25, 2005

Kontron has introduced a small, Pentium-based industrial computer targeting field buses, processor control, firewalls, human-machine interfaces, and embedded applications. The JRex IBOX measures 8.9 x 2.3 x 4.8 inches, and supports embedded Linux, according to the company. (more…)

Sysgo targets Linux support for all Kontron embedded computers

April 25, 2005

< !- 1 2 3 -->Sysgo says it plans to support “all relevant modules” from Kontron, and has added support for two of Kontron's embedded computer modules to its embedded Linux distribution. ELinOS 3.1 now supports the DIMM-PC/lite, based on STPC-Elite processors, and the Celeron-based ETX-P3T modules. (more…)

Vendor changes name, rev’s virtual system software

April 25, 2005

DoubleWide has changed its name to Accenia, and is shipping the second version of its embedded systems virtualization software. DoubleWide Studio 2.0 offers better performance, flexibility, and ease of use, the company says, and will enable hardware and software developers to work together more closely. (more…)

Mobile Linux challenges Windows Mobile for cellphone dominance

April 25, 2005

Taking a page from Microsoft's playbook, MontaVista today announced an embedded Linux platform aimed specifically at mobile phones. “Mobilinux” is based on a 2.6 kernel with real-time and power-management enhancements, and targets “feature-phones” as well as the higher-end devices targeted by Microsoft with its Windows Mobile (more…)

Torvalds creates new Linux source code management tool

April 22, 2005

[Updated 3PM] — Linus Torvalds has written a source code management (SCM) tool to manage the open source Linux kernel project he maintains. The “Git” SCM replaces a proprietary SCM from BitKeeper used previously by the Linux project, amidst mounting controversy. (more…)

Embeddable Linux PIM suite gaining platform independence

April 22, 2005

A group of KDE developers is closing in on a PIM (personal information manager) suite that can run on Qtopia PDAs/smartphones as well as Linux, Windows, and Mac desktops. The Pi-Sync Project says the organizer component of its platform-independent PIM suite is now feature-complete and stable. (more…)

Real-time conferences include Linux topics

April 21, 2005

The RTC Group will hold one-day conferences on real-time and embedded computing this spring and summer, at six locations around the US, two in Spain, and one in Russia. The Real-Time & Embedded Computing Conferences (RTECC) include vendor sessions and talks on embedded Linux. (more…)

AMD ships first dual-core 64-bit x86 chips

April 21, 2005

AMD has started shipping dual-core models of its 64-bit Opteron processor for four- and eight-way servers, and will offer dual-core chips for desktop and desktop-replacement notebook users as well. The dual-core Opteron and Athlon64 chips can be used to upgrade 90nm-ready systems with only a BIOS change, the company says. (more…)

PC/104 SBCs feature enhanced thermals, Linux support

April 21, 2005

Parvus has released four new PC/104 form-factor embedded processor modules based on Intel's new ULV Celeron Tualatin processor and 815E chipset. Three of the modules target harsh mobile environments such as trains, buses, aircraft, and tanks, and are compatible with embedded Linux, according to the company. (more…)

Bluetooth stack adds human interface, A/V profiles, supports Linux

April 21, 2005

< !-1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 ->Atinav has added support for human interface devices (HIDs) and audio/video devices to its proprietary Bluetooth protocol stack. The aveLink Bluetooth Suite supports Linux and a wide variety of other embedded operating systems, the company says. (more…)

Chinese semi vendor ships general-purpose 64-bit MIPS-like chip

April 21, 2005

Chinese semiconductor vendor BLX IC is shipping a faster successor to its Godson-1 processor, according to the EETimes UK. The 300-500MHz Godson-2 has a 64-bit MIPS-like architecture, and can run office applications under Linux with performance similar to a Pentium-III, the company says. (more…)