FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
StartCom Enterprise Linux with OpenJDK Java implementation
Eilat, Israel, February 2, 2009 - With the availability of StartCom Enterprise Linux AS-5.0.3, OpenJDK Java® technologies have arrived at this open source, enterprise-grade platform. StartCom Linux is using the latest in open source technology and with its known stability, reliability and security allows for mission-critical server deployments. This update release provides increased scalability of virtualized x86-64 environments, support for the new Intel Core i7 (Nehalem) processors and the inclusion of the OpenJDK Java® implementation.
- Since the open sourcing of the Java® implementation by Sun Microsystems Inc., the integration of OpenJDK is propably the most exciting news of this StartCom Linux release. OpenJDK is a high-performance, fully open source implementation of the widely adopted Java® SE 6. This Java® implementation has passed the full Java SE 6 TCK and is compatible with all applications written for Java SE 6 and previous versions.
- The increased usability of the virtualized x86-64 environments includes the industry-leading ability to support virtual servers with up to 32 virtual CPUs and 80GB of memory. With up to 126 CPUs and 1TB main memory the physical server limits have also been expanded to match the size of today's latest hardware systems. Additionally support for Hugepage memory and Intel Extended Page Tables (EPT), dramatically improve the performance of virtual servers.
- Other added kernel features include the software based Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) driver and along with libfc provides the ability to run FCoE over a standard Ethernet card. This release also supports the new Core i7 (Nehalem) quad-core, hyperthreaded 45nM processor from Intel® and delivers exceptional performance and features such as the power management and hyperthreading.
- Overall more than 150 additions and updates have been committed to this StartCom Enterprise Linux AS-5.0.3 release.
StartCom Enterprise Linux AS-5.0.3 codenamed "Kishuf" is available for Intel i386 and AMD x86_64 architectures. DVD ISO images can be downloaded for free or ordered for a nominal fee. Alternative installation options via network or harddrive are also available.
- More information about StartCom Linux can be found at our website. - Screenshots are published here. - Previous Press Releases are published here
- More information about StartCom's products are available at the home page.