NetBSD hires Andrew Doran for full-time SMP development
OK, here's another one that I can copy verbatim, as I
did most of the work on this -- it will show up on the
NetBSD website shortly, too:
* NetBSD hires Andrew Doran for full-time SMP development
The NetBSD Foundation announces that it has hired Andrew Doran to work
full-time on improving symmetrical multi-processing (SMP) in NetBSD.
This work is made possible through a generous donation by Force10
Networks and internal funding by The NetBSD Foundation.
Andrew Doran is an independent, Dublin based Unix systems consultant
with special interest in building scalable systems. He has been a
NetBSD developer since 1999 and is currently working on the transition
from a big-lock SMP implementation to a fine-grained model, which
allows multiple CPUs to execute code in kernel context simultaneously.
Hiring Andrew full-time will boost work in this area, with the final
result of a SMP implementation that is ready for tomorrow's
Force10 Networks is a pioneer in building and securing reliable
networks. The Force10 TeraScale E-Series family of switch/routers and
the recently introduced C300 resilient switch rely on the NetBSD-based
FTOS to deliver the reliability, network control and scalability
required to build application ready networks.
The funding will be for two months initially, and The NetBSD Foundation
would like to extend this period. As a non-profit organization with no
fixed financial backing, this is not possible without donations from
individuals and companies. To realize our plans, $10k would be needed
short term, with a goal of raising $15k or more eventually.
If you would like to donate to the ongoing effort of keeping NetBSD the
most portable Open Source operating system, please consider supporting
us! Donations via Paypal can be sent to paypal@NetBSD.org, or visit
our donations page at
details. Donations are tax deductible in the United States.
More information about the NetBSD operating system is available at
information about The NetBSD Foundation is at
More information about Andrew Doran's
SMP work is available on his webpage at
Information about Force10 Networks can be found at
[Tags: donations, force10, smp]