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Linux Foundation Adds New Members From Car Software and Gaming Industries

May 29th, 2013

The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced that AllGo Embedded Systems, Suntec Software and Wargaming are joining the organization.
The demand for devices to become more intelligent and connected in the gaming and automotive industries is driving more demand for interactive entertainment and embedded software in the Linux market. The newest Linux Foundation members are expanding investment in Linux in order to advance software in-vehicle systems and online gaming and leverage the collaborative development model. These and other topics will be discussed this week at the Automotive Linux Summit Spring 2013 in Japan on May 27-28 followed by LinuxCon Japan and CloudOpen Japan on May 29-31.
AllGo Embedded Systems develops system solutions and innovative algorithms that embed electronics into cutting-edge products worldwide. The company was founded in 2005 and has solutions deployed in numerous fields including global automotive manufacturers across Europe, the United States and Asia. As part of the Automotive Grade Linux Initiative, AllGo Systems has already ported Tizen Linux Distribution on an ARM Cortex A9 based platform and is currently adding new automotive features to it.
“Joining the Linux Foundation enables us to collaborate with important community members focused on the connected car,” said K Srinivasan, CEO, AllGo Embedded Systems. “We look forward to working together as a consortium to advance innovation in the automotive industry efficiently and effectively with Linux.”
Suntec Software (Shanghai) Co., Ltd, founded in 1995, is one of the major infotainment solution providers in China. Suntec’s expertise is in operating system, middleware, navigation application, and cloud services. The company has built a long term partnership with many Tier-1 supplier and automakers.
“Joining the Linux Foundation means more collaborative development efforts, shared expertise and community engagement,” said Oh Taii, president of Suntec Software. “We are looking forward to working with community members focused on an advanced automotive infotainment system based on Linux.”
Wargaming is an award-winning online game developer and publisher and one of the leaders in the free-to-play Massive Multiplayer Online (MMO) game industry. Having shipped more than 15 titles since 1998, the company has vast expertise in military and strategic settings including the armored World of Tanks.
“Our decision to join The Linux Foundation was influenced by the accelerated change of the game industry,” said Maksim Melnikau, Developer at Wargaming. “Having been in this genre for almost 15 years, we seek to reap enormous value from such a strong community and for Linux to advance the gaming industry.”
“The collective participation of companies from a variety of industries and regions enables the Linux and open source communities to extend the reach of Linux software development in many vertical markets,” said Amanda McPherson, vice president of marketing and developer services at The Linux Foundation. “We welcome diversity and look forward to working with our new members as well as the many other contributors to Linux that are working on developing the next generation of software for cars and games.”


LINUX For You is Now Open Source For You

November 23rd, 2012

LINUX For You, Asia’s first publication on Linux and Open Source Software, has entered a new phase. After witnessing a phenomenal growth over a period of nine years, the magazine has expanded its horizons. LINUX For You is now known as ‘Open Source For You’. The formal announcement was made at OSI (Open Source India) Days on October 12th, 2012 at NIMHANS Convention Center, Bengaluru.

Since its inception in the year 2003, the magazine has been accepted far and wide amongst the developers, IT managers and open source enthusiasts. From a concept to a successful magazine, LINUX For You has evolved magnificently and with this new change, it is sure to redefine the dimensions of success. “LINUX For You has made its strong presence felt on the open source turf. We have always believed in understanding our readers’ requirements and keeping in pace with the latest trends in technology. In an effort to meet the ever-broadening scope of open source technology, we decided to rename LINUX For You as Open Source For You,” said Ramesh Chopra, Founder and Vice Chairman of the Electronics For You Group.

While the core concept and content of the magazine will continue to be as impressive and useful as it always was, this change would mean exploring open source technology beyond Linux. Linux is a major part of the open source technology world but it is no more restricted to that. The changed name will signify the changing times in the world of open source technology and will incorporate the forward-looking trends as well. Open Source For You will cover everything from open source software to open source hardware. So, the magazine will also serve as a great read for the Android lovers. Readers will find the changed name of the magazine from the October issue.

The magazine will continue to help the techies avail the benefits of Open Source technologies and solutions. Typical techies that connect with the magazine include software developers, IT managers, CIOs, hackers, etc. A free DVD accompanies the magazine, which contains latest Open Software and Linux distributions.


Altior Announces CeDeFS Storage Optimization Software for Linux Operating System

October 17th, 2012

Altior Inc. announces availability of CeDeFS, Data Optimization software product for Linux Operating Systems. CeDeFS provides the ability for all Linux applications to transparently realize the benefits of software compression – Reduced Storage requirement, Enhanced Disk IOPs, and Application Acceleration.

Altior’s CeDeFS is the first transparent Filter Layer SW in Linux OS that automates Data Compression for all Applications. CeDeFS provides Data Compression without the need to modify Dataflow, does not need Linux Kernel recompilation, and is Application agnostic. This would allow end-users to continue with Linux OS and avoid the transition to more expensive Operating Systems solution for Data Compression.

By using GZIP or LZO data compression algorithms, CeDeFS can expand disk capacity up to 6x. CeDeFS allows the user to significantly reduce the expense of meeting the ever increasing demand for data storage. CeDeFS allows the user to select either high compression ratio GZIP or high-throughput LZO algorithms, depending on the specific applications need.

CeDeFS provides the following important benefits: Increased storage capacity: CeDeFS with software compression allows the user to store as much as six times the data into their current disk arrays. Key applications include Primary Storage, Secondary Storage or Archival, SSD based Caching, and Big Data storage applications such as Hadoop.

Transparent to users and applications: CeDeFS operates as a filter layer in the file system and is completely transparent to users and applications. Unlike traditional compression utilities there is no need to modify applications or workflows. CeDeFS is compatible with all Linux File and Storage management systems (EXT3, EXT4, XFS, NFS, LVM, iSCSI, FC/SAN), and is available for RedHat, CentOS and SUSE versions of Linux.

Application Acceleration: Since data is compressed on disk, it can be read back and delivered to the application at rates that exceed the underlying speed of the disk itself. This accelerates I/O bound applications that are spending time waiting for I/O completion.

OPEX improvements: When data is compressed in storage fewer disks can contain more data. This in turn yields improvements in operating expense by reducing the cost of power and cooling along with improving MTBF per terabyte stored. Additionally, in case of SSDs, CeDeFS extends MTBF due to fewer IOPs.

CeDeFS is now available as a software only product. The SW version of CeDeFS is suitable for systems that have spare CPU cycles for Data Compression, or systems that may not be able to add HW Accelerator cards. As a software product, CeDeFS is also perfectly suited for a cloud computing environment, where the user may not be able to modify server hardware configurations. It also allows data optimization to migrate from system to system as required by the dynamic nature of cloud infrastructure. CeDeFS software is also an effective solution for archival storage, where the maximum storage capacity is desired.

“By offering CeDeFS as a software product we can bring the benefits of high performance data optimization to a much larger base of users” said Ramana Jampala Altior CEO. “In Archival, cloud computing environments, or Big Data environments, Storage is often the largest cost component. CeDeFS will repay its investment almost immediately in reduced infrastructure charges.”


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