updated 08:55 am EST, Mon January 17, 2005
UML for PowerPC G5
LynuxWorks today introduced the industry's first PowerPC version of (UML) based on the latest Linux 2.6 kernel. Available with support for the Power Mac G5, LynuxWorks' UML software will run on a LynuxWorks' BlueCat Linux host, providing a stable Linux 2.6 virtual machine environment for a PowerPC platform. The company says that UML is a safe, secure way of running multiple guest, or virtual, Linux machines and applications simultaneously on the same Linux host system. The virtual machine runs in user-mode, allowing complete user-level debug access to the Linux 2.6 kernel. As the first non-x86 version, it is freely available to Linux developer community.
Previously only available on the x86/Intel IA-32, LynuxWorks made the necessary design changes to run its UML on the PowerPC G5 platform, allowing developers to move forward with 64-bit architecture development and migrate to PowerPC 970 embedded hardware in the future. Moreover, with the first non-x86 UML for the Linux 2.6 kernel, LynuxWorks is enabling developers to take advantage of advanced features such as real-time performance and easier porting to new computers.
"LynuxWorks remains committed to driving Linux technology innovation and giving back to the Linux user community to meet their development needs," said Dr. Inder Singh, chairman and CEO of LynuxWorks. "Linux 2.6 is quickly becoming the standard for embedded development. And as the 64-bit processor becomes more prevalent in the embedded industry, especially in the military and aerospace sector, we anticipate our UML will be in high demand and further the adoption of embedded Linux."