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NEC picks MontaVista Linux

NEC has selected 's version of Linux to run on its AdvancedTCA telecommunications server, the companies said Tuesday. The server is based on an Intel processor and will be shown in Intel's booth next week at the International Telecommunications Union's show in Geneva.

NEC will use MontaVista's Carrier Grade Edition, which has features designed for telecommunications companies that buy computers to run tasks such as switching or running cell phone base stations. "Carrier-grade" Linux, a set of requirements designed specifically for those customers, has features that are designed to ensure that servers respond quickly and avoid crashes.