Electronic Design

Carrier-Grade Linux Drives COTS

Developing high-availability and carrier applications for commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware gets easier with MontaVista Linux Carrier Grade Edition (CGE) 2.1. Based on MontaVista's Linux Professional Edition and High Availability Framework 3.0 middleware, it supports PICMG 2.16-compliant CompactPCI platforms and standard rack-mount systems.

Features include driver and kernel hardening. Panic removal of processes, fault injection testing, and high-resolution timers enhance the kernel. Hardened device drivers handle panic removal and support error logging.

CGE 2.1 also supports the Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI). It's the result of work done by the Open Source Development Lab (www.osdl.org) Carrier-Grade Linux Working Group, of which MontaVista is a member. CGE and the OSDL standard should converge with CGE 3.0.

CGE 2.1 is available via subscription for about $40,000 for up to three developers. This includes the software, all updates for one year, technical support, and access to the MontaVista Zone and hands-on training classes.

MontaVista Software, www.mvista.com; (408) 328-9200.

TAGS: Intel
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