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Archive for November, 2002

Advanced filesystem implementor’s guide, Part 13 [IBM developerWorks]

November 21, 2002

This is the final installment of the Advanced filesystem implementor's guide! In this article, Daniel Robbins picks up where he left off in his Enterprise Volume Management System (EVMS) introduction (Part 12) and guides you through the process of using evmsn, EVMS' ncurses-based administration tool. (more…)

Controlling Creatures with Linux [ELJonline]

November 21, 2002

Steve Rosenbluth, Michael Babcock, and David Barrington Holt explain how RTLinux has been used to satisfy various real-time requirements of The Jim Henson Company's animatronics and 3-D computer graphic puppets, in this Linux Journal article published at Embedded Linux Journal Online (ELJonline) . . . (more…)

Intel and Los Alamos National Lab build largest InfiniBand cluster

November 21, 2002

Baltimore — (press release excerpt) — Intel announced at Supercomputing 2002 the largest InfiniBand cluster test-bed built yet. The 128-node cluster housed at Los Alamos National Laboratory, and will initially will be used for InfiniBand software stack validation and hardware testing, and ultimately will be available for protocol research and development. (more…)

ELJonline: Controlling Creatures with Linux

November 21, 2002

How embedded Linux satisfies the various real-time needs of The Jim Henson Company's animatronics and 3-D computer graphic puppets. (more…)

Transmeta previews “Crusoe” uP successor [CNET]

November 21, 2002

Aiming to compete with Intel's upcoming “Banias” mobile processor, Transmeta is previewing its new TM8000 family this week at Comdex. Code-name “Astro,” the TM8000's are due in the middle of next year, when they will be positioned as successors to the company's current TM5000 “Crusoe” processors, reports Michael Kanellos at CNET. (more…)

Guess who’s now #1 in “single board computers”?

November 20, 2002

Believe it or not, if you do a search on Google using the expression “single board computers” (in quotes, as shown), the top result returned among over 35,000 results is none other than (more…)

Open Mobile Alliance unveils specs and industry forum consolidation

November 20, 2002

Las Vegas, NV; Comdex — (press release excerpt) — The Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) today introduced the OMA Release Program including new technical specifications. Additionally, OMA announced the completed consolidation of key industry forums. (more…)

Please vote: in the Fall 2002 Embedded Linux Market Survey

November 20, 2002 requests its readers and everyone else interested in embedded software to participate in the Fall 2002 Embedded Linux Market Survey. By answering these questions, you will help build a composite profile of the Embedded Linux market. (more…)

Embedded Linux and the Law [EE Times]

November 20, 2002

This online EE Times article by Michael Barr (editor-in-chief of Embedded Systems Design) and David Beal (general manager, Embedix Tools, Lineo) debunks some of the myths surrounding the legality of using Linux and open source software in embedded systems, and suggests some “Rules to code by” to ensure protection of intellectual property. (more…)

Embedded Linux powers new NEC home audio/video server

November 20, 2002

Tokyo — (press release excerpt) — NEC has selected MontaVista Linux as the embedded operating system within a new home audio/video server. The NEC AX10 home server is a disk-based recorder for audio-visual applications and is one of the “new style” of products developed by NEC as part of its personal computer line. (more…)

MontaVista adds DVD player app to Embedded Linux options

November 20, 2002

Sunnyvale and Fremont, CA — (press release excerpt) — MontaVista Software, Inc. and InterVideo Inc. announced that InterVideo's Linux DVD-playing software has been validated and optimized for MontaVista Linux. (more…)

Inside UnitedLinux [IBM developerWorks]

November 19, 2002

UnitedLinux was created by a consortium of four Linux vendors — SuSE, Turbolinux, Conectiva, and SCO — who pooled their expertise with the shared vision of providing a single, standards-based, core Linux operating system. It was announced earlier this year with a bold promise of a November release date. (more…)

Tutorial: clustering basics

November 19, 2002

This tutorial has been updated to include information about the latest IBM clustering models. Clustering boils down to two concepts: availability and fast response. At the end of this tutorial, you'll know what clusters are, and how to achieve high availability, failover, redundancy, and replication. (more…)

Battle of the Supercomputers []

November 19, 2002

This interesting and entertaining Associated Press article at takes a look at the battle between Japan and the U.S. over the #1 spot in supercomputing, on the eve of the SuperComputing 2002 conference in Baltimore . . . (more…)

1st multivendor Embedded Linux standard nears release

November 19, 2002

The Embedded Linux Consortium's board of directors has started the clock on final review of version 1.0 of the ELC Platform Specification, according to an announcement sent to the ELC's members. The draft spec was completed by the platform spec working group in late October, triggering a 45-day review period that will… (more…)

GNU tools, Linux to gain ARM9 on-chip debug tools support

November 19, 2002

Boston; Embedded Systems Conference — (press release excerpt) — Macraigor Systems announced that the porting of its proprietary on-chip debugging technology (OCDemon) to the ARM9 architecture. (more…)

Collaboration turns Linux-based devices into mobile terminals

November 19, 2002

Sunnyvale, CA and Tokyo — (press release excerpt) — MontaVista Software and Omron Software Co. are collaborating to help embedded developers turn Linux-based consumer electronics devices, such as cellular phones and PDAs, into high-quality mobile terminals. (more…)

Prominent New England systems integrator adds TimeSys Embedded Linux

November 19, 2002

Boston; Embedded Systems Conference — (press release excerpt) — TimeSys Corporation and Trilogic Systems LLC today announced that Trilogic Systems will sell and support TimeSys products and employ TimeSys Linux in its Proven Technology Program for OEM product design services. (more…)

uClinux and Linux headed for unity

November 19, 2002

Salt Lake City, UT — (press release excerpt) — SnapGear Inc. announced today that their core contributions to the uClinux project are making their way into mainstream Linux. (more…)

MS co-founder Paul Allen’s Digeo to launch Linux-based Moxi PVR (OS News)

November 18, 2002

OS News reports on the coming launch of a new Linux-based TV personal video recorder (PVR) from Digeo, the company recently acquired by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. Eugenia Loli-Queru writes . . . (more…)