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QNX Pentium III optimization achieves up to 33% gains

Aug 18, 2000 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

Ottawa, CANADA — (press release excerpt) — Working in cooperation with Intel Corporation, QNX Software Systems today announced that they have optimized their QNX Neutrino realtime operating system (RTOS) for the Intel Pentium III processor family. Optimizations will result in significant performance improvements for developers wishing to run QNX-based solutions on Pentium III platforms. Initial testing reveals dramatic improvements in overall performance, including speed increases of up to 33 percent for both context switching and interprocess communication.

The QNX Neutrino RTOS will be a central component of the upcoming QNX realtime platform, to be released later this summer. In addition to true realtime performance, QNX Neutrino's unique microkernel architecture and modular design offer memory management unit (MMU) protection for high reliability in mission-critical applications. POSIX compatibility provides an industry-standard API for those wishing to develop or port software.

The QNX Neutrino kernel optimized for Pentium III processors is now available in beta and will be available later this summer as part of the QNX realtime platform.

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