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Linux fast-boot technology touted for four-second Atom boot

Dec 02, 2010, 13:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Brown)

"Lineo Solutions announced Warp for Atom, a new version of its Linux fast-boot technology claimed to boot in 4.06 seconds on an Intel Atom Z530-based single board computer (SBC). Meanwhile, MPC Data released a YouTube video of a Renesas SH7724-optimized version of its SwiftBoot Linux fast boot technology, claimed to boot up in just a second.

"Lineo announced its Warp 2 fast-boot technology in 2008, touting it for booting Linux in 2.97 seconds on a low-powered ARM-based system. These claims have since moved to 1.8 seconds.

"Booting up an Intel architecture processor such as the Intel Atom takes longer, so the company's new 4.06 second claim appears to be fairly significant. Lineo claims that normal boot-time on the test system is 54.72 seconds."

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