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Caldera Open Sources AIM Benchmark Under the GPL

Dec 21, 2001, 16:03 (2 Talkback[s])

Orem, UT -- Dec. 21, 2001 -- Caldera International, Inc. today announced it has made Suites VII and IX of the AIM Benchmark available under the GPL (GNU General Public License). The AIM Benchmark Suites - "AIM Multiuser Benchmark" and the "Independent Resource Benchmark" - are expected to be available shortly as a SourceForge project. They are currently available via FTP from Caldera at http://www.caldera.com/developers/community/contrib/.

The AIM Benchmark technology has proved useful for more than a decade in measuring performance of hardware and versions of the UNIX operating system. The benchmarks have been licensed by nearly all of the vendors of UNIX system hardware. In all, more than 70 companies have used these benchmarks to compare and tune products. In addition, because of the stressful multi-dimensional nature of the AIM Benchmark workload, many OS and hardware vendors have used the benchmarks as part of their quality assurance process.

Caldera acquired rights to the AIM Benchmark Suite Software as part its acquisition of the assets of the Server Software Division of The Santa Cruz Operation, Inc. in May 2001.

Open Source
From its inception, Caldera has shared technology with the Open Source community. Technologies that have been open sourced include Webmin - a Web-based administration tool, LIZARD - the award-winning Linux Installation Wizard, Linux Unattended Installation (LUI), Linux Installation Administration (LISA), cscope, and Caldera Open Administration System (COAS).