Wasabi Systems Ports NetBSD Operating System to IBM PowerPC 405GP for High-Performance Internet Infrastructure Applications

Jun 13, 2001, 01:00 ET from Wasabi Systems

    NEW YORK, June 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Wasabi Systems, the leading provider of
 embedded BSD products and services, today announced completion of a port of
 NetBSD to IBM's PowerPC 405GP processor.
     The IBM PowerPC 405GP is a 32-bit reduced instruction set computer (RISC)
 system-on-a-chip (SOC) product that features an integrated PowerPC embedded
 processor core with a rich set of on-chip peripherals.  NetBSD is an open
 source BSD Unix operating system which offers full Unix functionality across
 the widest range of hardware platforms on the planet.
     "By porting NetBSD to the IBM PowerPC 405GP, Wasabi Systems is giving our
 customers an additional alternative when making their operating systems
 selection," said Mike Montgomery, manager of network processor enablement for
 IBM.
     The 405GP port is today being committed to the source tree of the NetBSD
 Project (http://www.netbsd.org) and is available for download under the terms
 of the open source BSD license.
     "Working with IBM to provide NetBSD for the 405GP has been exciting work
 for us," said Jay Michaelson, Vice President of Business Development for
 Wasabi Systems.  "The combination of the NetBSD operating system and this high
 performance embeddedmicroprocessor has already been selected by one of our
 customers for an upcoming product and we've had inquiries from more. IBM,
 Wasabi and our mutual customers will all benefit."
 
     About Wasabi Systems
     Wasabi Systems, Inc. (http://www.wasabisystems.com), is the premier source
 for commercial NetBSD development, support and customization.  Wasabi offers a
 range of integrated NetBSD system solutions focusing on the server appliance
 and embedded systems markets. Wasabi's team includes the world's foremost
 NetBSD developers, including several members of NetBSD Core Team and release
 engineers for the NetBSD Project.
 
     About NetBSD
     The NetBSD Operating System is an open source BSD Unix operating system
 descended from the Berkeley Networking Release 2 (Net/2), 4.4BSDLite, and
 4.4BSDLite2 sources. NetBSD runs on 38 different system architectures
 featuring twelve distinct families of CPUs, and is being ported to more.
 
      For more information, contact:
 
         Wasabi Systems, Inc.,
         104 W. 14th St,
         NY, NY 10011
         ph:    646-638-2424
         fax:   509-461-7283
         email: info@wasabisystems.com
         web:   http://www.wasabisystems.com.
 
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    NEW YORK, June 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Wasabi Systems, the leading provider of
 embedded BSD products and services, today announced completion of a port of
 NetBSD to IBM's PowerPC 405GP processor.
     The IBM PowerPC 405GP is a 32-bit reduced instruction set computer (RISC)
 system-on-a-chip (SOC) product that features an integrated PowerPC embedded
 processor core with a rich set of on-chip peripherals.  NetBSD is an open
 source BSD Unix operating system which offers full Unix functionality across
 the widest range of hardware platforms on the planet.
     "By porting NetBSD to the IBM PowerPC 405GP, Wasabi Systems is giving our
 customers an additional alternative when making their operating systems
 selection," said Mike Montgomery, manager of network processor enablement for
 IBM.
     The 405GP port is today being committed to the source tree of the NetBSD
 Project (http://www.netbsd.org) and is available for download under the terms
 of the open source BSD license.
     "Working with IBM to provide NetBSD for the 405GP has been exciting work
 for us," said Jay Michaelson, Vice President of Business Development for
 Wasabi Systems.  "The combination of the NetBSD operating system and this high
 performance embeddedmicroprocessor has already been selected by one of our
 customers for an upcoming product and we've had inquiries from more. IBM,
 Wasabi and our mutual customers will all benefit."
 
     About Wasabi Systems
     Wasabi Systems, Inc. (http://www.wasabisystems.com), is the premier source
 for commercial NetBSD development, support and customization.  Wasabi offers a
 range of integrated NetBSD system solutions focusing on the server appliance
 and embedded systems markets. Wasabi's team includes the world's foremost
 NetBSD developers, including several members of NetBSD Core Team and release
 engineers for the NetBSD Project.
 
     About NetBSD
     The NetBSD Operating System is an open source BSD Unix operating system
 descended from the Berkeley Networking Release 2 (Net/2), 4.4BSDLite, and
 4.4BSDLite2 sources. NetBSD runs on 38 different system architectures
 featuring twelve distinct families of CPUs, and is being ported to more.
 
      For more information, contact:
 
         Wasabi Systems, Inc.,
         104 W. 14th St,
         NY, NY 10011
         ph:    646-638-2424
         fax:   509-461-7283
         email: info@wasabisystems.com
         web:   http://www.wasabisystems.com.
 
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