30 August 2006
San Francisco, USA. Novell (NASDAQ: NOVL) and
Concurrent (NASDAQ: CCUR) have announced that Siemens Medical
Solutions has selected SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time
operating system and NightStar application development tools to
improve processing performance of their ultra-high-field
MAGNETOM magnetic resolution imaging (MRI) products.
SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time is built on top of the SUSE
Linux Enterprise 10 platform from Novell, and it has been
extended with real-time computing capabilities from Concurrent.
As a result, customers have an integrated solution with
guaranteed performance in time-critical environments. Concurrent
and Novell jointly sell and support the product.
"Higher resolution, ultra-high-field MRI technology is the
future of healthcare, enabling safer and clearer pictures of
life functions that empower medical professionals to make
better-informed decisions on patient care," said Jurgen Gut of
Siemens Medical Solutions in Germany. "SUSE Linux Enterprise
Real Time and Concurrent's NightStar tools enable Siemens to
dramatically expand the processing capabilities of our
measurement operating systems, without a costly overhaul of the
Siemens selected SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time because its
processor shielding and real-time features are the only way to
ensure proper deterministic real-time behaviour on Linux while
not having to use a separate real-time API. In addition,
Concurrent's NightStar toolset facilitates diagnosing and tuning
of the complex software in Siemens' existing SUSE Linux
Roger Levy, Novell vice president and general manager of Open
Platform Solutions, said, "Siemens Medical Solutions is a
leading global vendor of mission-critical healthcare technology.
Their MRI technology simply cannot go down, and the operating
system must deliver top-notch performance to ensure quality
image resolution. SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time is the perfect
solution for Siemens, because only SUSE Linux Enterprise Real
Time guarantees performance in time-critical environments."
"The advancement of MRI technology is imperative to safe,
precise patient care because it shows details which cannot be
seen with other imaging techniques," said Concurrent's COO
Siemens Medical Solutions is one of the first customers for
SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time. Novell and Concurrent expect to
announce general availability of the solution in September 2006.