Caldera Open Sources AIM Benchmark Under the GPL

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).

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