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Artesyn, Wind River Partner On Linux For Blade Servers

MANHASSET, N.Y. — Artesyn Communication Products and Wind River Systems Inc. have joined forces to offer the Wind River platform for network equipment, running on Linux, for Artesyn's AdvancedTCA telecom blade servers.Artesyn (Madison, Wi.) and Wind River (Alameda, Calif.) will work together to develop carrier-grade Linux and VxWorks board support packages (BSP) for Artesyn's telecom blades, beginning with the PowerPC processor-based KatanaQp AdvancedTCA blade. Wind River will provide validation services for the new BSPs. Both companies will work together to market the new products.Wind River Platform for Network Equipment, available with the latest mainstream releases of OSDL Carrier Grade Linux (version 2.0.1) and the Linux 2.6.10 kernel, combines Wind River's Eclipse-based Workbench development suite with a rich set of networking middleware. The platform makes it easy for telecom device developers to develop and deploy a complete range of network equipment applications, from core and enterprise to access and edge devices."Wind River is a pre-eminent supplier of real-time operating systems and has taken the lead in offering an integrated development and run-time environment for carrier-grade Linux," said Todd Wynia, vice president of marketing at Artesyn, in a statement. "Our high-availability AdvancedTCA blades, together with Wind River Platform for Network Equipment, provide an ideal foundation for building a broad range of high-availability telecom infrastructure systems."