Sun Microsystems, Inc. announced the OpenSPARC project to open source its new
breakthrough UltraSPARC(R) T1 processor design point. Sun also announced
plans to publish specifications for the UltraSPARC-based chip, including the
source of the design expressed in Verilog, a verification suite and
simulation models, instruction set architecture specification (UltraSPARC
Architecture 2005) and a Solaris OS port. The goal is to enable community
members to build on proven technology at a markedly lower cost and to
innovate freely. The source code will be released under an Open Source
Initiative (OSI)-approved open source license.
With this ground breaking move to open source the UltraSPARC T1 code, Sun
hopes to spur innovation for massively-threaded systems and
“system-on-a-chip” design through increased participation in
processor architecture development and ... (more)
CHICAGO, Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At the LinuxCon North America
conference today, IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced it is tapping into its global
network of over 50 IBM Innovation Centers and IBM Client Centers to help IBM
Business Partners, IT professionals, academics, and entrepreneurs develop and
deliver new Big Data and cloud computing software applications for clients
using Linux on IBM Power Systems servers.
Last year IBM committed $1 billion in new Linux and open source technologies
for its Power Systems servers including the opening of five new Power Systems
Linux Centers ... (more)
According to Sun, its mergers and acquisitions – unlike Oracle's, Adobe's,
and AT&T's – aren't quick fixes aimed at instantly growing its customer
base. They're "thoughtful, strategic acquisitions that complement and enhance
our historic strengths." Sun Microsystems, McNealy claims in a memo sent to
Sun's customers this week, takes a different approach from the rest of the
But hold on. Sun has completed no fewer than nine acquisitions during the
past three years. McNealy points out as much in his memo. So what's so
different between its approach and the approach... (more)
While it was busy launching its new Niagara-based servers in New York
Tuesday, Sun Microsystems said it would open source the UltraSparc T1
processor that was code named Niagara. It's calling the project OpenSparc.
At this point it's more a statement of intent than a fait accompli. The
program isn't supposed to kick off until late in the first quarter after Sun
addresses key issues such as implementation and governance.
Back in 1999 Sun released its complete MicroSparc IIep design for free under
the Community Source License, also used for Java to try to make its chip
designs more p... (more)
SYS-CON Events has announced the first "iTVcon Internet TV Conference & Expo,
to be held in New York. Calls for papers, delegate registration, and
information about sponsorship and exhibit opportunities can be found at the
conference website, www.itvcon.com.
SavaJe Technologies has announced the appointment of for PalmSource executive
Lamar Potts as Senior Vice President of Business Development. SaveJe the
developer of an open, Java-based operating system for mobile phones.
Talk continues to reverberate from Sun Microsystems’ back-to-back
announcement that it will open-source... (more)
Orchid Technologies on Ulitzer
Cough-assistance requires the production of pressurized air. That air
pressure must be controlled with great accuracy throughout the cough-event.
During the cough-assisting process, airflow through the motor system changes
rapidly. These changes cause large, step-function changes in the motor’s
To function correctly, motor control electronics must rapidly adjust to these
rapid changes in motor load. PID motor speed control with advanced
feed-forward control techniques permits precise motor speed control.
The design was divided into three diff... (more)