It is estimated that the number of network devices will exceed the world population in just four years. Obviously, the current network infrastructure will not be able to support this huge demand for network resources.
For years, Linux has been trying to overcome these problems with features such as multitasking, virtual memory, shared libraries, demand loading, shared copy-on-write executables, proper memory management and TCP/IP networking. ARM (News - Alert) Linux is a port of the successful Linux Kernel to ARM processor based machines.
For more than a decade, MontaVista has been providing various facilities on Linux for ARM. Now, the ARM architecture on ECONA 3, an ARM1176 based processor will have the 6th generation of CGE ported by MontaVista. MontaVista has been continuously expanding telecom solution to ARMv7 processors.
This expansion is expected to reduce the power consumption of modern networks and provide the ability to sustain increased demands, the company stated in a press release.
“ARM is pleased that MontaVista is expanding its Telecom Solutions to include support for the ARM architecture. Network infrastructure is a key market where ARM partners can deliver new levels of performance and energy-efficiency using ARM Cortex-A series processors,” said Lance Howarth, executive vice-president of Marketing at ARM. “This is an important development as our partners seek to deliver highly reliable, high-performance multicore solutions for energy-efficient wireline and wireless infrastructure.”
Recently, the company unveiled an extremely scalable virtualized Linux environment for the network infrastructure sector called MontaVista Linux – VRM or Virtual Resource Manager.
Solutions for legacy applications and prospective needs will now be provided several virtualization alternatives by MontaVista's 7th generation of Linux technology, MVL-VRM. The virtualized network needs can be now satisfied by MVL-VRM, which offers application portability, dynamic configuration, and concurrent performance in one platform.