Concurrent Computer Corporation , Integrated Solutions Division, today announced the delivery of version 2.0 of its RedHawkÃ´ Linux real-time operating system, designed specifically for the AMD (NYSE: AMD) Opteron 64-bit processor.
ConcurrentÃs RedHawk 2.0 is the first real-time Linux operating system for the Opteron processor platform to be offered by a leading real-time solutions provider. Based on the 2.6.0 Linux kernel, RedHawk 2.0 is fully compatible with the popular Red HatÃ´ Inc. Enterprise Linux distribution.
The new RedHawk release is currently in use by a prominent international Concurrent customer in the development of next-generation, 64-bit real-time applications.RedHawk 2.0 leverages the superior floating point performance, 64-bit addressing and improved I/O throughput of the Opteron processor in support of high-performance data acquisition, simulation, process control and other demanding applications. On Opteron systems, users canâ€ run existing off-the-shelf 32-bit applications, recompile their 32-bit RedHawk applications into 64-bit mode for improved performance and extended addressing, as well as develop new 64-bit applications on the same platform.
RedHawk Linux on ConcurrentÃs 32 bit IntelÃ† XeonÃ´ poweredâ€ iHawkÃ´ systems has already proven itself in mission-critical programs throughout the world including the Eurofighter training device, FA-18 and EA-6B simulation systems and the Theater High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile program.
RedHawk is also used in telecommunications testing, U.S. and European automotive simulation systems and industrial control applications.â€
Ã¬ConcurrentÃs support for the Opteron platform allows us to address new markets, such as medical imaging, video encoding/decoding, and the financial industry that require larger memory addressing and increased processing power,Ã® said Gary Beerman, director of marketing, Concurrent Integrated Solutions Division. Ã¬RedHawk 2.0 is available on iHawk COTS systems allowing our customers the choice of 32-bit or 64-bit platforms that are best suited to their high-performance, real-time needs.