SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time is built on top of the SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 platform from Novell, and it has been extended with real-time computing capabilities from Concurrent. As a result, customers have an integrated solution with guaranteed performance in time-critical environments. Concurrent and Novell jointly sell and support the product.
Siemens selected SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time because its processor shielding and real-time features are the only way to ensure proper deterministic real-time behaviour on Linux* while not having to use a separate real-time API. In addition, Concurrent’s NightStar toolset facilitates diagnosing and tuning of the complex software in Siemens’ existing SUSE Linux Enterprise environment.
Siemens Medical Solutions’ MAGNETOM Family of MRI systems are designed to fit into the complex world of modern health management. The system features multi-channel imaging, which allows simultaneous placement of up to four coils, enabling shorter exam times and increased comfort for patients with superb image quality. With more and more applications calling for higher resolution images, ultra-high-field MRI technology has become compulsory for leading medical institutions.
SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time offers support for 32-bit and 64-bit processor architectures (Intel Xeon and AMD Opteron), guaranteed interrupt response time of less than 30 microseconds, high-resolution timer support for enhanced scheduling, user-level control of hyperthreading, and processor shielding, all within a single programming environment API. The proven real-time technology eliminates spikes in latency, ensuring consistent performance and stability.
NightStar sets itself apart from other debuggers by allowing developers to run their programs at application speed, so they can experience their application’s real behaviour. The NightStar suite includes the NightView* source-level debugger, the NightTrace* event analyzer, the NightProbe* data monitor, the NightSim scheduler and the NightTune* system and application tuner.
Siemens Medical Solutions is one of the first customers for SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time. Novell and Concurrent expect to announce general availability of the solution in September 2006. [August 16, 2006]
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