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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.






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