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Zentropix takes on the challenges of Vienna

Dec 22, 1999 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

The Real Time Linux Workshop organized by the thinkingnerds was held in Vienna last week. This workshop was the first such workshop to bring together all the different Real Time projects that have appeared from Linux. Notable projects such as RTAI (Paolo Mantegazza), Kurt (Douglas Niehaus), and Linux/RK (Raj Rajumar) were presented to the 90 strong audience from industry and academia.

There were also presentations from researchers and industry regarding the current implementations using RealTime Linux. These included its use in optical observatories, research into adaptive cardiac arrhythmia control, robotics control, and servo control for optics.

Zentropix, a leading RealTime Linux company, presented the need for the community to support a single unified basic API, based on the original NMT/RTAI API's. In addition, they stressed the importance of supporting and contributing to the EL/IX initiative by Cygnus so that they would also have the choice of a portable standards based API allowing them greater flexibility for development and application migration.

The mood of the event was extremely constructive, with a genuine will by the contributors to work together and co-operate. There was a consensus that should be the focal point for information about Linux and Real Time. Further, it was agreed that there would be another workshop at the same time next year to build on the considerable success of this first Real Time Workshop. This is likely to be held in the USA.

References: — RealTime Linux products and services — All things RealTime for Linux — EL/IX initiative

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