NOVELL UNVEILS REAL-TIME LINUX ENHANCEMENTS/PARTNERSHIPS.
Novell has announced new enhancements to SUSE(R) Linux* Enterprise Real Time and unveiled new partnerships that expand the ecosystem around Novell's low latency Low latency allows human-unnoticeable delays between an input being processed and the corresponding output providing real time characteristics. This can be especially important for internet connections utilizing services such as online gaming and VOIP - VOIP is not as important as Linux solution. SUSE Linux A Linux distribution from the SuSE Linux division of Novell. Both consumer and enterprise versions are available, and the distribution includes several user interfaces. SuSE Linux comes with the Yet Another Setup Tool (YaST), which is used to install, configure and maintain the OS, as Enterprise Real Time, the only enterprise-class, open source real-time operating system (operating system) Real-Time Operating System - (RTOS) Any operating system where interrupts are guaranteed to be handled within a certain specified maximum time, thereby making it suitable for control of hardware in embedded systems and other time-critical applications. offered by an enterprise Linux distributor An organization that offers the Linux operating system as a download or on CD-ROM or DVD. See Linux distribution and Linux. today, is a high performance, customizable, fully supported solution for running mission-critical applications that require deterministic processing and speed. As a result, customers can run their time sensitive mission- critical applications reliably and predictably, even under severe system loads, with SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time.
"SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time provides customers a flexible, open standards-based operating system operating system (OS)
Software that controls the operation of a computer, directs the input and output of data, keeps track of files, and controls the processing of computer programs. to maximize the performance of their time sensitive workloads, such as trading applications in the financial sector," said Ken Barnes, vice president, Business & Planning at Wombat Financial Software. "The improvements Novell is delivering this summer, as well as the vision for this technology farther out farther out
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Built on top of SUSE Linux Enterprise's desktop to datacenter platform, SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time contains the kernel enhancements, packages, tools and utilities that create a robust, high performance, deterministic and low latency operating system. Novell builds SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time in conjunction with Concurrent Computer Corporation This article or section is written like an .
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Novell will ship a maintenance update for SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time in July 2007. This maintenance update delivers new performance enhancements to the real-time operating system. It inherits the improvements and enhancements associated with the recently launched Service Pack 1 for SUSE Linux Enterprise, including new high availability Also called "RAS" (reliability, availability, serviceability) or "fault resilient," it refers to a multiprocessing system that can quickly recover from a failure. There may be a minute or two of downtime while one system switches over to another, but processing will continue. storage and processor support. This update also incorporates support for the latest open source InfiniBand software stack (1) A stack that is implemented in memory rather than in hardware registers. See stack.
(2) A generic reference to a set of system programs or a set of application programs that form a complete system. See stack. , Open Fabrics Enterprise Distribution (OFED) 1.2, an emerging industry standard for server and storage connectivity.
The next generation of SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time, which is currently in development, will focus on significantly improving latency and performance, not only for applications with relatively fewer threads that can be prioritized and shielded, but also for massively threaded applications with low latency requirements, such as real time Java Real time Java is a catch-all term for a combination of technologies that allows programmers to write programs that meet the demands of Real time systems in the Java programming language. messaging. There is significant innovation around real-time functionality in the open source community in which Novell is participating, including, among other things, work on kernel locking optimizations (to reduce busy wait), priority inheritance (parallel) priority inheritance - A technique for avoiding priority inversion by temporarily raising the prioriry of all processes that want to access a shared resource to the highest priority level of any of them. , execution of interrupts in kernel threads with definable priority and high resolution timers that improve synchronization and process accounting. Enterprises interested in testing the next generation of SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time and providing feedback that will help shape its ongoing development can apply today for the beta program at http://www.novell.com/beta/auth/request_form.jsp.
In support of its real time offerings, Novell also announced today partnerships with key players in the real time arena. These included:
Concurrent Computer Corporation - Concurrent's field-proven NightStar(TM)* advanced analysis and debugging software now supports SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time from Novell(R). Novell is now reselling NightStar tools, offering customers the ability to minimize data latencies, reduce costs and improve efficiency throughout the data center.
Voltaire - Novell and Voltaire are delivering a combined solution to increase transaction rates, lower latency and improve CPU CPU
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Principal component of a digital computer, composed of a control unit, an instruction-decoding unit, and an arithmetic-logic unit. utilization. The combined solution consists of SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time, Voltaire Grid Backbone(TM)* InfiniBand-based switching solutions, OFED 1.2 InfiniBand software, and additional functionality from Voltaire.
"SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time delivers tested, enterprise-quality solutions that result in system-wide near zero latency, from the operating system to the application layer," said Roger Levy, general manager for Open Platform Solutions at Novell. "Today's announcement confirms Novell's leadership position in the real-time market, and is a direct result of our close collaboration with the open source community. The leadership of SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time is reinforced by our expanded list of partners with whom we are collaborating to deliver new value to our mutual customers."
SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time can be purchased today. The next generation release of SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time is currently in development. As with all SUSE Linux Enterprise products, customers with a current subscription can upgrade to any released version at any time without additional charge.
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