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Red Hat Improves Realtime Linux

Feb 01, 2012, 10:00 (1 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Amy for this link. ]

Realtime provides a deterministic response to actions in the operating system. That means that the same action will take the exact same amount of time every time, which is important in mission-critical operations such as high-speed trading, medical and military use cases.

The Linux 3.0 kernel was first released in July 2011. Red Hat's policy on its flagship Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) is to not rebase the kernel inside of an enterprise release cycle, to maintain application and hardware certification. With MRG, Che noted that Red Hat is not changing any of the APIs when the platform gets a new kernel.

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