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developerWorks: Shrinking Slices: Looking at Real Time for Linux, PowerPC, and Cell

Aug 23, 2005, 05:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by McLaren Harris)

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"What factors are important in real time? What resources do you need for real-time applications? Which are the most demanding applications? Can a general-purpose OS like Linux do real time? developerWorks talked to Paul McKenney of IBM about his personal history in real time, what its real needs are, where it is going, and what IBM technologies are prepared for it.

"Paul E. McKenney is a Distinguished Engineer at the IBM Linux Technology Center. He has worked on SMP, NUMA, and RCU algorithms since he came to IBM in the early 1990s. Prior to that, he worked on locking and parallel operating-system algorithms at Sequent Computer Systems. He has also worked on packet-radio and Internet protocols (even before the Internet became popular), system administration, real-time systems, and business applications..."

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