Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Unisys unveils open competition for University students
Posted on 18-Feb-2005 08:03. | Tags Filed under: News.



Unisys Corporation has announced a competition to further the development of the commercial Linux marketplace. The contest, the first annual 'TuxMasters Invitational,' allows students to contribute their own open-source code to the world of enterprise Linux.

"This is the Olympics of open-source programming," said Leo Daiuto, president, Systems and Technology, Unisys. "Unisys, with support from the Open Source Development Labs, is offering the next generation of engineering minds the opportunity to unleash their programming genius, while simultaneously contributing to real-world, enterprise-class Linux solutions. By working with young, talented people in this way, Unisys is further cultivating its long-term commitment to Linux and the open-source community. We will continue to support such efforts to help further the evolution of Linux into a true mission-critical operating environment."

Teams of students from universities across the United States will develop projects based on the Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) Data Center Linux Technical Capabilities Guide. Leading universities, including the University of Michigan; the University of California, Irvine; Rutgers University of New Jersey; Drexel University of Pennsylvania; and Clarkson University of New York have already registered multiple student teams for participation in the competition.

A group of six judges, including Unisys and OSDL Linux experts - such as David Houseman, chief technology officer, Unisys, and Tim Witham, chief technology officer, OSDL - will select the top entries based on written essays and the creativity, completeness and usability of the code. Winners will be announced this August at LinuxWorld in San Francisco, California.

The winning university will be awarded a Unisys 8-way ES7000 with Intel Itanium 2 processors running SUSE(R) LINUX Enterprise Server 9. First place student teams will receive personal computers, Apple iPods and Sony Playstation PSPs.



comments powered by Disqus




Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Good riddance to Obama and his drones. Pakistani villagers will be saying the same.
Created by amiga500, last reply by DarthKermit on 24-Jan-2017 14:01 (126 replies)
Pages... 7 8 9


Who's Liable for The Excess?
Created by networkn, last reply by mdooher on 23-Jan-2017 19:33 (27 replies)
Pages... 2


The President Of The USA: Donald Trump
Created by TimA, last reply by Fred99 on 24-Jan-2017 23:49 (2065 replies)
Pages... 136 137 138


2Degress are introducing a credit card fee
Created by reven, last reply by AdamWarner on 25-Jan-2017 01:59 (64 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Anker Battery Case through Youshop - Prohibited Item?
Created by stocksp, last reply by mattwnz on 24-Jan-2017 23:40 (20 replies)
Pages... 2


Home security options
Created by SomePostman, last reply by pedrogarcia on 24-Jan-2017 21:03 (19 replies)
Pages... 2


Fabric Softeners
Created by FineWine, last reply by andrewNZ on 24-Jan-2017 22:23 (14 replies)

Car data logging.
Created by TimA, last reply by RUKI on 24-Jan-2017 15:11 (28 replies)
Pages... 2