The EDA Consortium has produced the first EDA Industry Operating System (OS) Roadmap, designed to enhance planning for OS support, migration, and end of OS support. The Roadmap offers recommended OS support timelines and a webpage that links to specific OS support plans of Consortium members. The Roadmap includes support recommendations for HP-UX, Solaris, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and Windows OSs running on SPARC, Intel, PA-RISC, or AMD compute platforms. For more information, go to www.edac.org.
NASA and Boeing developed a huge, carbon composite cryogenic fuel tank for deep space missions, and started testing it last month. The 18-ft cryotank will enable heavy-lift launch vehicles to send both humans and robots into deep space.
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