Concurrent (NASDAQ:CCUR), a leading provider of time-critical Linux(R) operating systems and integrated computer solutions for mission-critical applications, announced that it will be releasing this month a new version of its popular RedHawk(TM) Linux real-time operating system, RedHawk Linux 4.2.
RedHawk Linux 4.2 supports the latest Intel(R) quad-core processors for more computing power in smaller, more cost effective, energy efficient packages than previously possible. RedHawk takes advantage of the increased discreet CPU cores available on the new quad-core processors to ensure true hard real-time performance and expanded performance scalability. The latest AMD Opteron(TM) quad-core CPUs will also be supported when they become available which will allow 32 CPU cores within one system chassis running a single copy of RedHawk Linux. Version 4.2 provides support for Infiniband, optional global file system and high-availability NFS (HA-NFS) as well as nVidia and other updated 3rd party drivers.
“Real-time marches on at Concurrent,” said Bruce Crutcher, Sr. Product Manager, Linux Systems for Concurrent. “We listen to our customers and provide the enhancements they need. Support for Infiniband, HA-NFS and 32-bit RedHawk on 64-bit AMD Opteron(TM) processors are all direct results of customer requests. Our support for emerging technologies keeps our cutting edge customers’ projects on time and ahead of the technology curve.”
RedHawk Linux v4.2 operating system is built on the 188.8.131.52 Linux kernel and incorporates many of the accepted Ingo Molnar real-time patches, overall performance and stability enhancements and improved user application space features unavailable in older kernels. Compatible with Red Hat(R) Enterprise 4 Update 4, RedHawk Linux version 4.2 includes support for running the 32-bit version of RedHawk on AMD Opteron based systems in addition to the 64-bit version already supported. This capability benefits customers who want the advanced AMD architecture, while requiring their OS to run in native 32-bit mode for specific device driver compatibility.
Hundreds of installations of RedHawk Linux are deployed worldwide including within the U.S. Navy Aegis Open Architecture (AOA) CR2 program, Airbus, Alcatel, Ford Motor Company, Toshiba Tec and many more.
Technical experts from Concurrent (Booth #516) will be available to answer questions on RedHawk Linux 4.2 and other Concurrent solutions at the ITEC 2007 Conference and Exhibition, Europe’s premier Defence Training, Education and Simulation conference, being held April 24-26, 2007 in Cologne, Germany.
Concurrent (NASDAQ: CCUR) is a leading provider of high-performance, real-time Linux software and solutions for commercial and government markets. For 40 years Concurrent’s best-of-breed products have enabled a range of time-critical solutions including: modeling and simulation, high speed data acquisition, visual imaging, low latency transaction processing and on-demand television. Concurrent’s on-demand television applications are utilized by major service providers in the cable and IPTV industries to deliver video-on-demand (VOD) and, through subsidiary company Everstream, measure the effectiveness of interactive television. Concurrent is a global company with regional offices in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, and has products actively deployed in more than 24 countries. Concurrent’s products and services are recognized for being uniquely flexible, comprehensive, robust and reliable.