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Open Architecture Linux Operating System.

Implemented as an enhancement to Lynux Works' BlueCatT Linux and the Linux-compatible LynxOS real-time operating system (OS), the new OS extensions will provide full support for CompactPCI hot swap operations allowing on-line repair of standard peripheral controllers as well as dynamic system reconfiguration. The OS will also support failover between redundant system host processors in a CompactPCI system and advanced platform management through the Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI).

RadiSys Corp and LynuxWorks, are to develop an Open Architecture High-Availability Linux[sim] system targeted for telecom and embedded system applications which require "five-nines" or better availability. "Five-nines" availability refers to system availability greater than 99.999% of the time, implying 5 minutes or less down time per year.

RadiSys and LynuxWorks software will function through open, standard interfaces. The key specification that makes this possible is IPMI, which has been adopted as the standard platform management interface for CompactPCI systems. By using IPMI for all platform management functions, the High-Availability BlueCat Linux system can operate on any manufacturer's platform that conforms to this specification.
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