A real-time OS is a key fixture in many enterprise deployments in the financial services, telecom and military sectors. Unlike a typical OS, most real-time OSes trade overall throughput for reduced latency and the ability to have actions take the same amount of time each time they occur. Red Hat, a major player in the area, is refining its own approach to the real-time OS with its MRG 1.2 release. EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet has the details.
Red Hat is aiming for lowered latency and improved performance with the second update of the year to its real-time Linux platform.
The Linux vendor’s new MRG 1.2 (short for Messaging, Real-Time, Grid) release includes new tools and improved technology designed to better enhance the OS’s value for customers who rely on real-time performance.
A real-time operating system differs from other OSes in that its overall latency is lower, and system actions occur at deterministic intervals. Providing deterministic real-time performance is all about enabling actions to occur within the same amount of time, every time — a feature that is critical for Red Hat’s (NYSE: RHT) U.S military, financial services and telco customers.