"Fujitsu Limited, Hitachi Limited, IBM, and NEC Corp.
today announced a partnership that will capitalize on the
companies' global resources to refine features needed to drive
Linux further into the enterprise. The companies, implementing a
shared common plan to help Linux mature, will work together with
the Linux community to develop various open source projects.
By working on open source projects, the partnership will
ultimately offer customers added Linux features to deploy in their
enterprise. One of the first projects the companies will work on
will be a serviceability project designed to enhance problem
isolation, the ability to quickly and precisely isolate problems in
running systems. Other projects planned include scalability, and
NUMA (Non-Uniform Memory Access) capabilities for Linux. The
companies plan to work closely with the open source community to
gain their insights and acceptance, while delivering simple,
modular, high-quality, serviceable results."