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Smart videocam boasts Linux development framework

Supercomputing Systems (SCS) is shipping a $300 programmable video camera with open source hardware and software. The LeanXcam is based on a 500MHz Analog Devices Blackfin processor, captures 752 x 480, 60fps video, and runs a uClinux-based OSCar (Open-Source Camera) Software Framework...
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Intelligent NIC downloads while host PC sleeps

Developers at the University of San Diego say they will demonstrate massive power savings for desktop PCs from embedding an ARM- and Linux-based Gumstix CPU into a network interface. The "Somniloquy" can handle file-sharing and long downloads independently, and only wakes a host PC when necessary.
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Roku—Breaking the Linux Not Invited Rule

Article Source Linux Journal
April 15, 2009, 8:34 am

Many of you probably are familiar with the Roku media streaming device. In a partnership with Netflix, the Roku is one of several officially supported devices for streaming the large collection of Netflix's available movies and television shows.

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Red Hat and Intel: Smart processors, virtualization boost efficiency and performance

Article Source Red Hat Magazine
April 14, 2009, 1:52 pm

On Monday March 30, Intel announced the availability of their much anticipated new line of processors, the Intel® Xeon® Processor 5500 series–nicknamed Nehalem. Red Hat, a long-time partner of the market-leading chip maker, collaborated on the chip’s debut...

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SSD vs. SATA RAID: A performance benchmark

Without going into details, SSDs may use single-level cell (SLC) or multi-level cell storage, with SLC drives typically offering better performance.

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