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Intel’s XScale-based I/O processor garners NetBSD support

Feb 26, 2002 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

San Francisco; Intel Developer Forum — (press release excerpt) — Wasabi Systems today announced its support for the Intel IOP321 I/O processor based on the Intel XScale core. NetBSD runs on nearly fifty distinct architectures, representing fifteen CPU families. In keeping with open source practices, the source code will be committed to the NetBSD source tree upon completion.

The announcement of the new I/O processor coincides with Wasabi?s announcement of NetBSD performance enhancements for processors based on the Intel XScale Microarchitecture. The enhancements include acceleration of software RAID and support for the onboard performance monitoring facilities, adding to the advantages of NetBSD in storage applications.

Wasabi also announced support for Team ASA's single board NPWR storage appliance, based on Intel?s IOP310 I/O processor. Wasabi plans on supporting the full range of XScale-based processors and solutions in the next few months, including network processors and portable information appliances.

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