Red Hat (NYSE:RHT) is out with its first major enterprise supported Linux release will full support for the Linux 3.0 kernel. The Red Hat MRG 2.1 platform provides Messaging, Realtime and Grid capabilities and was last updated in June of 2011 with the 2.0 release.
Red Hat has been developing the MRG realtime platform since at least 2007. The MRG platform is different from Red Hat’s Enterprise Linux in that it can adopt new kernels faster.
“This the first time that our customers will be able to get an enhanced realtime Linux 3.0 kernel,” Brian Che, product manager at Red Hat, told InternetNews.com. “Customers for this type of capability are always looking to take advantage of the latest and greatest capabilities in the realtime performance market.”
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.