Novell ramps up real-time operating system

By   |  June 25, 2007

[1]Novell[/1] is to release new updates for its SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time operating system next month.

[2]SUSE[/2] Linux Enterprise Real Time (SLERT) is a high performance operating system for running mission-critical applications. SLERT is designed for certain industries, such as market traders, that require real-time functionality. Real-time software performs operations within a guaranteed time frame.

"SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time provides customers a flexible, open standards-based operating system to maximise the performance of their time sensitive workloads, such as trading applications in the financial sector," said Ken Barnes, vice president, Business and Planning at Wombat Financial Software.

"The improvements Novell is delivering this summer, as well as the vision for this technology farther out, makes it clear Novell intends to continue providing valuable innovations for the capital markets." Built on top of SUSE Linux Enterprise’s desktop to datacenter platform, SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time contains the kernel enhancements, packages, tools and utilities that create a robust, high performance, deterministic and low latency operating system.

Novell will ship a maintenance update for SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time in July 2007. This maintenance update delivers new performance enhancements to the real-time operating system. It inherits the improvements and enhancements associated with the recently launched Service Pack 1 for SUSE Linux Enterprise, including new high availability storage and processor support.

This update also incorporates support for the latest open source InfiniBand software stack, Open Fabrics Enterprise Distribution (OFED) 1.2, an emerging industry standard for server and storage connectivity.

Novell also announced new partnerships in support of this announcement. These include Concurrent Computer Corporation which provides NightStarT advanced analysis and debugging software and Voltaire which is working to increase transaction rates, lower latency and improve CPU utilisation.

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