HP continues to support the goals of Project UDI as an open industry
which has brought together experts in driver interface design, cooperatively
developing technology which enables a single driver to operate in a wide
variety of platforms and environments, thus reducing costs and time-to-market
for the delivery of I/O solutions.
Project UDI's goal for a cross-OS, cross-platform portable device driver
interface is to be applauded. Such a standardization allows new products
and new technologies to come to market more quickly and across a wider
spectrum of platforms and operating systems. The UDI specification achieves
this without requiring specialized hardware or hardware interfaces.
ISVs and IHVs gain by concentrating their engineering and support efforts
on their core product rather than OS-porting and OS-specific variations.
Operating System vendors gain by the breadth of products that quickly
become available once a single driver is created.
Compaq is proud to have demonstrated an implementation of the UDI environment
in a true 64-bit SMP environment. The wide range of chip architectures,
endian orientation, and Operating System environments that UDI was able to
be demonstrated on is impressive, illustrating the strengths of the UDI
specification. Compaq is currently engaged in continuing the extension
and standardization of the UDI architectural specification.
UNIX Business Segment Press Relations
Compaq Computer Corp
Phone #: 508-467-2261
Senior Specialist, RS/6000 Media Relations
fax 914-766-3847 t/l 826-3847