1/26/2006 - Concurrent (NASDAQ: CCUR), a leading provider of integrated computer solutions for mission-critical applications, announced a partnership with Novell to jointly sell and support Concurrent Real-Time Extensions Powered By SUSE Linux, a specialized Linux offering based on Novell's popular SUSE Linux operating system, designed specifically for real-time computing needs. Concurrent Real-Time Extensions enable businesses to reap the benefits of Linux and open source for complex real-time applications. Initial targets for the solution include trading floor and market data servers in financial services as well as enterprise data centers with time-critical requirements in industries such as telecommunications and government.
Concurrent Real-Time Extensions are backed by professional services and technical support from both Concurrent and Novell. It will uniquely provide enhanced, quality-of-service for applications that need guaranteed response to external events, deterministic program execution times and low latency communication.
"Customers who support deterministic workloads have the most stringent requirements for system performance and mission-critical reliability," said James McKeighan, Vice President, Professional Services, Novell. "Novell's expertise in Linux and open source, combined with Concurrent’s capabilities in time-critical, low-latency computing, will empower organizations to reap the performance benefits of real-time computing on an open platform."
As reciprocal members of Novell’s PartnerNet and Concurrent’s Channel Partner program, the companies will combine sales efforts to target end-user companies and Independent Software Vendors developing applications for this advanced Linux offering. Novell also intends to sell Concurrent's comprehensive NightStar development toolset, which supports debugging of distributed real-time applications.
"Concurrent’s real-time operating system extensions have long been essential in aerospace, defense and other high-performance computing applications." said Warren Neuburger, COO of Concurrent. "Time-sensitive requirements are now emerging every day in financial, telecommunications, graphics rendering and manufacturing data centers around the world. Concurrent Real-Time Extensions Powered By SUSE Linux allows these enterprise applications to run with ultra low-latency and achieve maximum performance without bottlenecks created by unnecessary overhead."
Concurrent Real-Time Extensions offer support for 32-bit and 64-bit processor architectures (Intel Xeon and AMD Opteron), guaranteed interrupt response time of less than 30 microseconds, high-resolution timer support for enhanced scheduling, user-level control of hyperthreading, and processor shielding, all within a single programming environment API. Concurrent’s proven real-time technology eliminates spikes in latency ensuring consistent performance and stability.
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). 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.
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