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TMCnet: RadiSys, LynuxWorks Develop Open Architecture High Avail. Linux System For Telecom Apps

Sep 14, 2000, 20:33 (0 Talkback[s])

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"RadiSys Corp., a designer and manufacturer of building blocks enabling next-generation Internet and communications systems, and LynuxWorks announced plans to develop an "Open Architecture High-Availability Linux system targeted for telecom and embedded system applications which require "five-nines" or better availability. "Five-nines" availability refers to system availability greater than 99.999% of the time, implying five minutes or less down time per year."

"Implemented as an enhancement to LynuxWorks' BlueCat Linux and the Linux-compatible LynxOS real-time operating system (OS), the new OS extensions will provide full support for CompactPCI hot swap operations allowing on-line repair of standard peripheral controllers as well as completely dynamic system reconfiguration. The OS will also support failover between redundant system host processors in a CompactPCI system and advanced platform management through the Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI)."

"In contrast to other high-availability operating systems tailored to use platform-specific capabilities of a particular manufacturer's systems, RadiSys and LynuxWorks will produce software which functions completely through open, standard interfaces. The key specification that makes this possible is IPMI, which has been adopted as the standard platform management interface for CompactPCI systems. By using IPMI for all platform management functions, the High-Availability BlueCat Linux system can operate on any manufacturer's platform that conforms to this specification."

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