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Unovyx on Kickstarter! RapidDisk, a new type of RAM Disk for Linux.

Feb 07, 2011, 15:32 (5 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Petros Koutoupis for this link. ]

"Unovyx, LLC would like to announce that it is currently on Kickstarter.com attempting to seek funding for the development and testing of a large software-based project. The project is called RapidDisk (abbreviated to rxdsk) and is currently trying to raise $2,500 to help purchase all necessary equipment to not only develop the device driver and management application but also to ensure that it has been tested and stabilized before releasing it to the world under the GNU General Public License version 2 (GPLv2) open source license with the hopes of one day getting it integrated into the Linux kernel.

"You may be asking yourselves, why are we doing this? Well, first and foremost, we are a startup company with very limited funding. It is pretty difficult to invest time and resources to a project when they cannot be afforded. Second, it gives the company some additional exposure to the world; to show everyone that here is Unovyx and this is what we intend to offer.

"Now it is time to explain RapidDisk (rxdsk). To do this, I will take part of the description provided on both the Kickstarter and Unovyx project pages. That is, historically, the Linux kernel has always supported some type of RAM disk module. Although they have always been very simple and never could compete with their Solaris and FreeBSD counterparts. With a rich Solaris background, I was missing the technology when on a Linux-based operating system."

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