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Inferno

A distributed operating system from Vita Nuova Holdings Limited (www.vitanuova.com) that is a spin-off of the Plan 9 system developed at Bell Labs. Inferno uses fewer resources than Plan 9 and includes its own virtual machine (Dis) and concurrent programming language (Limbo). Inferno can also run on top of other operating systems, including Windows, Unix and Plan 9. See Plan 9 and distributed operating system.
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Winds can quickly whip a "contained" fire into an inferno.
The remaining 14 crew members were following in a second van but the towering inferno blocked their path and drove them back.
NASDAQ:DSLGF) based in Montreal, Tuesday announced that Warner Digital Studios has installed two INFERNO and six FLINT visual effects systems from the company.
FLINT can also be used in conjunction with FLAME and INFERNO for offloading tasks such as color correction, keying, and complex effects creation.
NOTE TO EDITORS: Discreet Logic, INFERNO, FLINT, FLAME, SoftClips and STONE are trademarks of Discreet Logic Inc.
Inferno believes the technology could ultimately lead to a new, file-based standard for the industry.
Developers are encouraged to provide Inferno with feedback so that the company can continue to make improvements.
Inferno also has plans to establish a formal certification process.
In addition to the Inferno OS, Inferno also sells several companion products, including board-support packages tailored to hardware reference designs, a high-speed Web browser, an e-mail client, development tools, and download servers.
A full description of Inferno's product line, along with detailed product descriptions, can be found on the Inferno web site.