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Novell ships real-time SMP x86 Linux

Oct 25, 2006 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

Novell is now shipping its real-time Linux implementation. SUSE Linux Enterprise Real-Time (SLERT) is based on processor shielding technology from Concurrent Computer Corporation, and supports multi-processor x86 systems. However, it offers dramatic performance improvements in certain financial and database applications, according to Linux Watch.

Concurrent has long offered its real-time x86 SMP Linux technology as part of its own “Red Hawk” distribution, which is based on Red Hat. And, Concurrent shipped a family of NightHawk development tools to support its real-time technology about a year ago.

Then, in April of this year, Concurrent ported its real-time technology and tools to SUSE. Five months later, Novell announced plans for a new product, SUSE Linux Enterprise Real-Time (SLERT), that would be based on Concurrent's real-time technology and development tools.

According to Linux-Watch, SLERT has already been used by one financial brokerage firm to double the message publishing throughput of one system. Meanwhile, in internal Novell benchmarking, SLERT allowed Ingres database queries to complete in a third less time, compared to a competing enterprise Linux distribution, the publication says.

Read the complete Linux Watch story here.

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