Sat. Jun 6th, 2020

Intel is developing a new Linux distribution, Clear Linux

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Imad Sousou, vice president of Intel’s Software and Services Group (SSG) and general manager of the Open Source Technology Center, recently published an article titled “Letter to the Industry “, which announces the development of Intel’s Safety Critical. The plan for the Linux distribution.

Imad said that when robots start working in the factory and driverless cars and drones start to get on the road, safety becomes critical. Some manufacturers want to build specialized operating systems (such as drone-specific systems) from scratch to meet target security needs, but such solutions are expensive and unsustainable. Intel is working on a compatibility solution, a Linux distribution that can be used from driverless cars to drones.

This project is called “Intel® Safety Critical Project for Linux* OS.” However, Intel is not developing from scratch but based on the existing  Clear Linux distribution. Imad calls Clear Linux’s highly automated workflow and release process, as well as optimization for modern hardware platforms, making it the perfect choice.

More details can be found in the project description.