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Quick Takes: Linux COE program launched

The Open Group announced a new program to facilitate COE certification for Linux, leading off this edition of Quick Takes. Also included are items from JBoss Inc., Scyld Software, and InfiniCon Systems.

Open Group launches Linux COE certification program

Certification authority The Open Group announced that it has launched its new Common Operating Environment (COE) Linux Platform certification program.

The program assures that certified systems provide services to COE applications via conforming APIs. Certain presentation, interoperability, data interchange and security requirements are certified as well.

"We are pleased that The Open Group introduced this program as a way for the industry to certify conformance of their Linux platforms with the COE specification," said Dawn Meyerriecks in a statement. Meyerriecks is principal director for GIG Enterprise Services, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), US Department of Defense. "This will reduce testing costs and allow the military to procure Linux systems with the confidence that they will support warfighters' needs."

JBoss joins EJB spec

JBoss, Inc., announced that it has joined the expert group of the Enterprise JavaBeans specification that is in development under the Java Community Process.

JBoss supports and sells the JBoss Java Application Server, which is also available under open source licenses.

EJBs control access to databases and legacy information on mainframes, enabling rapid, simplified development of distributed, transactional, secure and portable Java applications, JBoss said.

The Java Community Process was established in 1998 to develop and revise Java specifications, reference implementations and technology compatibility kits.

Scyld supports Xeon, Opteron

Scyld Software, vendors of Beowulf clustering software, announced the availability of the 29-series of Scyld Beowulf for Intel Xeon and AMD Opeteron platforms last week at Cluster World Conference and Expo.

Scyld Beowulf gives developers out-of-the-box integrated parallel programming code libraries, a scalable deployment architecture and cluster management interfaces. Scyld positions the 29 series as be able to reduce the time necessary to develop and deploy a distributed parallel application.

This is the first Scyld release that supports 64-bit architectures from Intel and AMD. It also includes software code library compatibility and binary compatibility with commercial Linux distributions.

InfiniCon solutions demonstrated at ClusterWorld

I/O virtualization and clustering vendor InfiniCon Systems of King of Prussia, Pa., demonstrated last week at ClusterWorld Conference in Expo in San Jose, Calif., its InfinIO solutions will be integrated into several real-world applications.

InfinIO was central to a demo of Hewlett-Packard ProLiant DL140 servers running on Linux and clustered to run Fluent Inc.'s computational fluid dynamics modeling applications in the design and testing of jets.

Scali, meanwhile, used the InfiniCon fabric of low latency switches and host channel adaptors to ensure high availability for networks, interconnects or routing tables.

Intel demonstrated its PCI Express technology implemented into a 72-node HP cluster running open source and proprietary hardware and software. The InfiniCon's InfinIO 7000 Shared I/O and Clustering System was integrated not the cluster.

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