AlmaLinux 9.1 Released | Business Wire

Dallas–(Business Wire)–Supercomputing ’22 –– The AlmaLinux Operating System Foundation, the nonprofit organization that governs AlmaLinux, the community-owned and managed open-source CentOS alternative, released AlmaLinux 9.1 during the SuperComputing 2022 (SC22) HPC conference, making it available for immediate download. AlmaLinux 9.1 provides a more stable foundation for open hybrid cloud innovation, with new enhancements and capabilities to more efficiently deliver workloads, applications and services to multiple environments. Security features focus on risk reduction and better compliance maintenance. AlmaLinux 8.7 was released last week.

AlmaLinux 9.1 is 1:1 binary compatible with RHEL, and the distributed Linux kernel version is 5.14.0-160.el9. AlmaLinux 9.1 supports 4 architectures: x86_64, aarch64, ppc64le, and s390x. AlmaLinux 9.1 is ready for production installation. Download it here:

“AlmaLinux is heavily used in HPC and other hybrid cloud environments, and AlmaLinux 9.1 includes improvements to support users no matter what they’re running. version to continue responding to community needs,” said benny Vasquez, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the AlmaLinux OS Foundation. “Building the preferred CentOS successor required hard work, but we are committed to delivering a free and open, community-owned and managed enterprise-grade Linux operating system.”

In addition to its focus on security and open hybrid cloud innovation, AlmaLinux 9.1 includes PHP language updates and new features. New automation and management capabilities are provided to automate manual tasks, allowing for simpler large-scale standard deployment processes and simplifying day-to-day system administration. These enhancements include the addition of several system roles and new options and functionality to the web console. Sigstore technology is built into container tools.

Key Features of AlmaLinux 9.1

  • Safety

    • RHEL 9.1 introduces Keylime, a remote machine authentication tool that uses Trusted Platform Module (TPM) technology. With Keylime, you can verify and continuously monitor the integrity of remote machines.

    • The Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux) userspace package has been upgraded to version 3.4. SELinux is a security architecture for Linux systems that allows administrators greater control over who can access the system. The most notable changes include:

      • Improve relabeling performance with parallel relabeling

      • Support for SHA-256 in the semodule tool

      • New policy utilities in the libsepol-utils package

  • Shell and command line tools

    • AlmaLinux 9.1 introduces a new package, xmlstarlet. Using XMLStarlet, you can parse, transform, query, validate and edit XML files. Opencryptoki, powerpc-utils and libva have been updated.

    • The following command line tools have been updated:

      • opencryptoki to version 3.18.0

      • powerpc-utils to version 1.3.10

      • libvpd to version 2.2.9

      • lsvpd to version 1.7.14

      • ppc64-diag version 2.7.8

  • Infrastructure service update

    • chrony version 4.2

    • Not bound to version 1.16.2

    • frr to version 8.2.2

  • Dynamic programming languages, web and database servers

    • PHP 8.1

    • Ruby 3.1

    • node 18

    • Additionally, the Apache HTTP Server has been updated to version 2.4.53.

  • Compilers and Development Tools

    • Updated system toolchain

      • The following system toolchain components have been updated:

        • GCC 11.2.1

        • glibc 2.34

        • Binary Utilities 2.35.2

  • Updated performance tools and debugger

    • GDB 10.2

    • Valgrind 3.19

    • SystemTap 4.7

    • Powertrain 12.1.0

    • Elf 0.187

  • Updated performance monitoring tools

  • Updated compiler toolset

    • GCC toolset 12

    • LLVM toolset 14.0.0

    • Rust toolset 1.62

    • Go toolset 1.18

AlmaLinux has received millions of downloads from a network of more than 200 mirrors around the world, and is used by US government agencies, defense departments, CERN particle accelerators, top 500 HPC clusters, business applications for many enterprises, and gitlab and software development. Project offers to support the web hosting industry. AlmaLinux has millions of Docker pulls and is available on all major public cloud platforms, including AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, Oracle OCI, and more. AlmaLinux OS Foundation members support the rapid development of AlmaLinux, including AMD, AWS, CloudLinux, Microsoft and some of the most important computing companies. AlmaLinux is adopted and supported by some of today’s most important open source ecosystem projects, including VMWare, GitLab, Tenable, and more. For more information see:

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About AlmaLinux

AlmaLinux OS is an open source, community managed, and forever free enterprise Linux distribution. It focuses on long-term stability and provides a robust production-grade platform. It is 1:1 binary compatible with RHEL(r) and CentOS prior to Steam. The AlmaLinux OS comes under the purview of The AlmaLinux OS Foundation, a 501(c)(6) non-profit organization created for the benefit of the AlmaLinux OS community.

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