Open Source Engineering: Linux

Cray Linux runs on XE6 series of supercomputers

Cray’s latest supercomputers, the Cray XE6 and Cray XE6m incorporate AMD Opteron 6300 Series processors. The processor’s performance-per-watt that is up to 40% higher than prior generations…

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Arduino Uno open-source prototyping board comes to market

A starter kit for the Arduino Uno open-source prototyping board which can be used by professional embedded system engineers and students is available from RS Components, writes Richard Wilson. The kit contains the components required to start programming with the Arduino Uno board along with a guidebook featuring 15…

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Linus Torvalds Interview: Linux's future, Open Source and Raspberry Pi

This year’s Millennium Technology Prize, the “Nobel” of the technology world, has for the first time been shared between the two nominees. Stem-cell researcher Shinya Yamanaka and Linus Torvalds, creator of the Linux operating system, will each receive €600,000. Linux underlies Google, Facebook and Amazon, but unlike…

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Adafruit bears Raspberry Pi prototyping kit

An add-on prototyping kit forRaspberry Pi is available from US-based hobbyists website Adafruit.Designed to snap-on to the Pi PCB, the prototyping plate has both breadboard style and perfboard style areas for wiring up DIP chips and sensors. The GPIO/I2C/SPI and power pins are broken…

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Wind River offers Qt Commercial on VxWorks _2N2222A_

Thanks to Steve Bush, our Technology Eduitor, for flagging this amazing graphic. Ever wondered what a document of Linux distros would look like, in graphical form? Check out the Wikipedia page for List of Linux distributions. Specifically, check out http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8c/Gldt.svg And…

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Linux distributions, in graphical form

Thanks to Steve Bush, our Technology Eduitor, for flagging this amazing graphic. Ever wondered what a document of Linux distros would look like, in graphical form? Check out the Wikipedia page for List of Linux distributions. Specifically, check out http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8c/Gldt.svg And…

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Raspberry Pi number 1 goes for £3,500 on eBay

The Raspberry Pi  project is almost a perfect example of open source engineering story. Well, it has started in popular fashion – a £20 Raspberry Pi computer sold for £3,500 on eBay last week, writes Steve Bush. The Raspberry Pi Foundation, which intends to sell its educational computers directly, auctioned…

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Wind River releases the graphical Linux 4, Update Pack 2

Wind River has announced the immediate availability of Wind River Linux 4, Update Pack 2 – with graphics support to the forefront. “As deeply embedded devices become more connected and complex, there is an increasing move towards richer graphics and more sophisticated user interfaces across a wide range of industries. We…

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