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PRNewswire: TimeSys Corporation Announces TimeSys Linux/RT, a Real-time Version of Linux

Feb 29, 2000, 20:22 (0 Talkback[s])

"Dr. Raj Rajkumar, Co-Founder and Chairman of TimeSys, stated: 'TimeSys Linux/RT is better than the alternative solution because TimeSys Linux/RT actually extends the Linux kernel, rather than adding a proprietary non-Linux RTOS as an abstraction layer between Linux and the system hardware. By enhancing the actual operating system, engineers can build hard real-time systems with TimeSys Linux/RT, while enjoying the reliability and stability that have become the hallmark characteristics of the Linux OS.' "

"The TimeSys Linux/RT architecture ensures that if a single real-time process crashes, the rest of the processes, as well as the kernel, will still run. This solves a major problem associated with the alternative, in which the entire Linux operating system could fail if a single process crashes. Nonetheless, TimeSys Linux/RT also offers engineers the ability to incorporate a layer called RTAI (Real-Time Applications Interface), which furnishes high performance and small system footprint characteristics."

"The TimeSys Linux/RT operating system will be available in April from TimeSys Corporation at no cost via the Internet, and on CD-ROM for a nominal fee. TimeSys will support TimeSys Linux/RT by offering a complete spectrum of fully interoperable software products, training, customization, consulting, and application engineering services that support all phases of software development for real-time systems."

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