Sun’s UltraSPARC to sail the WindRiver

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Sun’s UltraSPARC to sail the WindRiver

Wind River Systems has announced that its Wind River Platform for Network Equipment, Linux Edition, will be optimised to support the Sun’s UltraSPARC T1 processor.

Based on a CGL distribution, Wind River Platform for Network Equipment, Linux Edition, integrates with many popular telecommunications boards. It supports the PICMG 3.x ATCA specification and various high-availability functions, and includes a standards-based interprocess communication (IPC) mechanism that connects the Linux and VxWorks editions of the platform.

Wind River believes the combination of its run-time platform on an open source, 64-bit, multi-threaded
architecture will offer “significantly increased performance throughput for high-end ATCA applications”, as well as higher service availability, faster time-to-market, reduced development costs and lower total cost of operations.

Raju Penumatcha, vice-president of Netra Systems and Networking at Sun Microsystems, said Wind River is “recognised for its rich development environment and reliability at the heart of telecommunications networks. Combining these attributes with the unmatched scalability of the Sun OpenSPARC architecture enables a Linux platform that is ready for the next build out of converged networks.”
 
Meanwhile, John Bruggeman, chief marketing officer, Wind River, said that the Sun UltraSPARC T1 processor “delivers industry-leading performance and multi-threading features that enable a whole new class of high-end, high-value solutions for markets such as ATCA”.

Support for the next generation OpenSPARC processor will be available in the second half of 2007.


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