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Edoardo Barbieri
on 28 November 2023

Real-time Linux: a comprehensive guide

In the mission-critical workloads of modern enterprises, where time boundaries and determinism can make a major difference, the demand for real-time systems has never been more urgent. In our latest whitepaper, we delve into the realm of real-time Linux. The whitepaper is a comprehensive guide to understanding and unlocking the potential of real-time Linux to meet the stringent demands of industrial workloads.

The Essence of Real-Time Systems

At its core, a real-time system guarantees the execution of high-priority processes with deterministic response times. This means that enterprises can confidently run their most demanding workloads, knowing that there is an upper time bound for mission-critical latency requirements. Real-time systems are the bedrock for applications where timing is everything, ensuring that tasks are executed within specified deadlines, without compromise.

Real-Time Linux: The De-Facto Approach

On the software side, real-time Linux, powered by the Linux kernel, is emerging as the go-to solution for enterprises seeking determinism. The integration of the PREEMPT_RT patches makes Ubuntu more preemptive than mainline Linux and delivers industrial-grade performance. This approach is backed by robust support for hardware devices and peripherals, making Real-time Ubuntu a compelling choice for a wide range of applications.

Inside the Whitepaper

Are you an engineer evaluating options for executing threads within specified deadlines? Or an executive keen to understand how real-time Linux aligns with modern market trends? This whitepaper is for you. Here’s a sneak peek into what you’ll discover:

  1. Achieving Deterministic Performance: Learn how to achieve deterministic performance for time-sensitive applications, empowering you to meet the most exacting requirements.
  2. Key Applications and Sectors: Explore the diverse applications and sectors where real-time Linux can make a transformative impact. From manufacturing to finance, discover how real-time systems can elevate performance across industries.
  3. PREEMPT_RT Patches Demystified: Gain a deep understanding of how the PREEMPT_RT patches work to enhance the preemptive nature of the Linux kernel. Uncover the technical details that drive industrial-grade performance.

Accelerate Your Software-Defined Transformation

By running Real-time Ubuntu, you can benefit from a 10-year security update commitment, ensuring that your systems stay robust and secure throughout your software-defined transformation. We invite engineers, executives, and decision-makers to learn how Real-time Ubuntu can propel your enterprise into the next era of computing, be a catalyst for deterministic response times, and provide a future-ready infrastructure.

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