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BW: OnCore Systems Transcends Embedded Linux Barriers...

Apr 28, 2000, 18:38 (0 Talkback[s])

"OnCore Systems Corporation, developer of the OnCore Systems Software Foundation, the most powerful embedded OS of its kind, today announced that its system has the capability to load a 100% pure version of Linux into an embedded environment and still run real-time applications in concert with Linux applications. Using the OnCore Linux for Real-Time solution, real-time applications will run in predictable time limits. OnCore is the first company to achieve this groundbreaking Linux usage model."

"Linux is an extremely powerful operation system, but it wasn't designed for real-time environments. It's fair-share, process-based scheduler, grants each task its fair share of time, preventing it from rescheduling until every other task gets its fair share of time. To date, the typical embedded Linux solution vendor has either highly modified the internals of Linux to address real-time requirements, thereby changing CRITICAL portions of the Linux operating system, or chosen to ignore the real-time issues."

"In contrast, taking an innovative approach, OnCore Systems considered what embedded systems designers really want and need: the ability to run real-time applications that require microsecond response, in conjunction with Linux to run a wide variety of readily available Linux applications. To meet this need, OnCore created a new, highly flexible, software foundation. On this foundation, an operating system and real-time applications using standard APIs (applications programming interfaces, such as POSIX and C Threads, etc.) can reside simultaneously, each executing according to its individual requirements. Using OnCore's Linux for Real-Time product, Linux applications, communications stacks, and real-time applications run in separate MMU-protected memory partitions on the OnCore Systems Software Foundation."

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