Wind River Furthers Industry Leadership in Linux with New Support for the AMD Opteron(TM) Processor-Based Sun Netra ATCA Blade Server Device Software Optimization Leader Extends Linux Network Equipment

Software Platform with Support for Sun's Netra(TM) ATCA(R) Blade Server



    ALAMEDA, Calif., June 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wind River Systems,
 Inc. (Nasdaq:   WIND), the global leader in Device Software Optimization
 (DSO), today announced that the Wind River(R) Platform for Networking
 Equipment, Linux Edition, will be optimized to support the Netra CP3020,
 Sun Microsystems' AMD Opteron(TM) processor-based ATCA blade server. The
 combination of a Wind River run-time platform on a Sun Netra-based system
 offers greater flexibility for network equipment providers (NEPs) and
 service providers worldwide and delivers higher service availability,
 faster time-to-market, reduced development costs and lower total cost of
 operations. Working with Sun Microsystems and AMD to deliver this solution,
 Wind River reaffirms its commitment to meeting the demands of NEPs by
 offering commercially available Carrier Grade Linux (CGL) solutions for
 next-generation infrastructures.
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     For customers who require a commercial-grade CGL solution on the
 industry's fastest, densest and most reliable blade server, Wind River is
 working on an optimized port of its Platform for Network Equipment, Linux
 Edition environment for Sun's Netra ATCA blade server and AMD Opteron
 processor-based Sun Netra blade systems. Sun's Netra family is designed for
 both density -- saving up to 10 inches, or 30% space per rack -- and
 exceptional reliability. The Sun Netra CP3020 is built on the ATCA
 specification to ensure that the platform is optimized for system
 modularity and scalability and improved thermal and power management.
     "With the addition of Wind River's Platform for Network Equipment,
 Linux Edition operating system, Sun expands the choice of carrier grade
 operating systems and world-class embedded development tools supported on
 our Netra ATCA blade server to address the needs of network equipment
 providers and service providers worldwide," said Raju Penumatcha, Netra
 Systems and Networking, Sun Microsystems, Inc. "We look forward to working
 closely with Wind River and AMD to expand our mutual presence in the
 fast-growing ATCA blade server market."
     "AMD's telecommunications customers will welcome the addition of Wind
 River's CGL support to Sun's ATCA standards-based blade server, which takes
 full advantage of the powerful AMD Opteron processor to meet the specific
 demands of telecommunications industry applications," said David Rich,
 director of 64-bit embedded markets at AMD. "The AMD Opteron processor with
 Direct Connect Architecture gives our telecommunications customers
 innovative native 64-bit and multi-core computing, industry leading x86
 performance-per- watt and full scalability and reliability, all at a cost
 that yields a high return on investment."
     Based on a CGL distribution, Wind River Platform for Network Equipment,
 Linux Edition, integrates with many of the industry's most popular
 telecommunications boards, making it an ideal fit for the
 telecommunications and high-end data networking markets. It supports the
 emerging PICMG 3.x ATCA specification and various high-availability
 functions, and includes a standards-based interprocess communication (IPC)
 mechanism that connects the Linux and VxWorks editions of the platform.
 This tested and validated Linux platform is supported and maintained by
 Wind River.
     "Wind River's value to Linux customers is the 'commercial grade'
 quality of our platform," said Ken Klein, president, chief executive
 officer and chairman at Wind River. "Other vendors offer commercial Linux
 distributions, but only Wind River makes commercial grade quality a reality
 for customers with comprehensive solutions that include market-leading
 development and runtime products, world-class Linux-based professional
 services and global product support delivered via local technology
 experts."
     Availability
     Wind River is the fastest growing, trusted commercial Linux device
 software provider. This support for the Sun Netra ATCA blade server will be
 available in July 2006 in the Wind River Platform for Network Equipment,
 Linux Edition.
     About Wind River
     Wind River is the global leader in device software optimization (DSO).
 Wind River enables companies to develop, run and manage device software
 faster, better, at lower cost and more reliably. Wind River platforms are
 pre-integrated, fully standardized enterprise-wide development solutions.
 They reduce effort, cost and risk and optimize quality and reliability at
 all phases of the device software development process from concept to
 deployed product.
     Founded in 1981, Wind River is headquartered in Alameda, California,
 with operations worldwide. To learn more, visit Wind River at
 http://www.windriver.com or call 1-800-872-4977.
     Forward-Looking Safe Harbor Statement
     Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to,
 the anticipated release and benefits of new products, services and
 reference designs by Wind River and the resulting significant boost to the
 value of DSO are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and
 uncertainties that could cause results to be materially different than
 expectations. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to,
 delays in the development of technologies, rapid technological or business
 changes that adversely affect customer demand or partner strategies, and
 other risks detailed from time to time in the Wind River reports filed with
 the Securities and Exchange Commission including its Form 10-K for the year
 ended January 31, 2005. These forward-looking statements speak only as of
 the date hereof. Wind River disclaims any obligation to update these
 forward-looking statements.
     NOTE: The Wind River logo is a trademark of Wind River Systems, Inc.,
 and Wind River is a registered trademark of Wind River Systems, Inc. Sun,
 Sun Microsystems and Netra are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun
 Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries. AMD, the AMD
 Arrow logo, AMD Opteron, and combinations thereof, are trademarks of
 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Other marks used herein are the property of
 the respective owners.
 
 

SOURCE Wind River Systems, Inc.

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