Concurrent Announces RedHawk™ Real-Time Linux® Operating
System For The AMD™ 64-Bit Opteron™ Processor
ATLANTA, Georgia, January 21, 2004 – Concurrent
Computer Corporation (NASDAQ: CCUR), Integrated Solutions Division,
today announced the delivery of version 2.0 of its RedHawk™ Linux
real-time operating system, designed specifically for the AMD (NYSE:
AMD) Opteron 64-bit processor. Concurrent’s RedHawk 2.0 is
the first real-time Linux operating system for the Opteron processor
platform to be offered by a leading real-time solutions provider.
Based on the 2.6.0 Linux kernel, RedHawk 2.0 is fully compatible
with the popular Red Hat™ Inc. Enterprise Linux distribution.
The new RedHawk release is currently in use by a prominent international
Concurrent customer in the development of next-generation, 64-bit
RedHawk 2.0 leverages the superior floating point
performance, 64-bit addressing and improved I/O throughput of the
Opteron processor in support of high-performance data acquisition,
simulation, process control and other demanding applications. On
Opteron systems, users can run existing off-the-shelf 32-bit applications,
recompile their 32-bit RedHawk applications into 64-bit mode for
improved performance and extended addressing, as well as develop
new 64-bit applications on the same platform.
RedHawk Linux on Concurrent’s 32 bit Intel® Xeon™ powered
iHawk™ systems has already proven itself in mission-critical
programs throughout the world including the Eurofighter training
device, FA-18 and EA-6B simulation systems and the Theater High
Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile program. RedHawk is also
used in telecommunications testing, U.S. and European automotive
simulation systems and industrial control applications.
“Concurrent’s support for the Opteron
platform allows us to address new markets, such as medical imaging,
video encoding/decoding, and the financial industry that require
larger memory addressing and increased processing power,” said
Gary Beerman, director of marketing, Concurrent Integrated Solutions
Division. “RedHawk 2.0 is available on iHawk COTS systems
allowing our customers the choice of 32-bit or 64-bit platforms
that are best suited to their high-performance, real-time needs.