Intel Gets 'Clear' About Linux and Containers

VIDEO: Imad Sousou, VP in Intel's Software and Services Group and GM of the Intel Open Source Technology Center, discusses the Clear Linux and Clear container efforts.

Intel is one of the most active participants in the open-source community, contributing code and resources to multiple efforts. Leading Intel's open-source initiatives is Imad Sousou, vice president in the Software and Services Group at Intel and general manager of the Intel Open Source Technology Center.

In a video interview with eWEEK, Sousou discusses Intel's new Clear Linux and Clear containers projects. For starters, Sousou emphasized that Intel's Clear projects are not intended to be products or to compete with Intel's partners in the Linux and container markets.

With Clear Linux and Clear Containers, Intel is building its own reference implementation of a Linux operating system and container system that is able to make full use of Intel's advanced silicon features, Sousou said. Another key goal of the Clear Linux effort is to help further enable software integration with Intel's partners.

"The point is about pushing innovation," Sousou said.

With the Clear project, everything Intel is doing is open-source. Sousou noted that the goal is to make the technology easy to integrate and use. He added that Intel wants to be able to help all its partners. Code and documentation for the Clear project are available at clearlinux.org.

"Our interest in this is that we want an open software-defined infrastructure platform," Sousou said.

Watch the full video with Imad Sousou is vice president in the Software and Services Group at Intel Corporation and general manager of the Intel Open Source Technology Center, below:

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at eWEEK and InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.

Sean Michael Kerner

Sean Michael Kerner

Sean Michael Kerner is an Internet consultant, strategist, and contributor to several leading IT business web sites.