Red Hat is updating its real time version of Enterprise Linux this week with the release of MRG 2.0 (Messaging, Real-Time, Grid). The new MRG release come as Red Hat ramps up its KVM virtualization efforts with the Open Virtualization Alliance (OVF).
The new MRG 2.0 release is built around a deterministic real time core that enables actions to occur in real-time. Red Hat has been developing the MRG real time platform since at least 2007. In 2009, MRG 1.1 was released including new cloud enablement.
With the MRG 2.0 release, Red Hat is adding support for the new Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1 release. There is also enhanced support for RDMA (Remote Direct Memory Access), that Red Hat says delivers a 100 percent performance boost over 10 Gigabit Ethernet links
“MRG 2.0 also brings a whole new set of management capabilities, including new tools for managing and measuring quality of service,” Scott Crenshaw, vice president and general manager of Cloud Business at Red Hat said during a live web event announcing the new technology. “As we move from early stage clouds to the market maturity, quality of service will become increasingly important.”