Electronic Design

Enhanced Middleware Supports Multiple Linux OSs

Optimized for distributed network infrastructure applications spanning multiple processors and operating systems, version 2.0 of the Element high-availability middleware from Enea is now available for MontaVista Carrier Grade Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Fedora Core, and CentOS (Community ENTerprise Operating System). Element 2.0 also works out of the box with Kontron's XL8000 AdvancedTCA system and provides standard interfaces for AdvancedTCA and the SA Forum's Hardware Platform Interface.

Element provides a suite of middleware services that sits between the operating system and the applications. It provides core services for synchronizing, instrumenting, monitoring, and establishing communications between applications spread across multiple operating systems and processors. The middleware also provides network supervision, fault management, and shelf management services that make it easy to monitor, repair, configure, provision, and upgrade live systems as they operate in the field. Element uses Enea's LINX communications services to provide a foundation for building complex distributed applications. LINX services make it easy for processes to discover other processes and services, communicate with those processes, advertise service availability, broadcast information to and share information with other processes (publish/subscribe), and monitor other processes for readiness. LINX communications are device and OS independent, providing transparency that enables systems to be scaled and reconfigured without changes to the application code.


Element 2.0 for Linux is scheduled to be available in Q4 2006.


Prices start at $100,000 and depend on configuration.Element 2.0 for Linux is scheduled to be available in Q4 2006.


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