Real time for what?
Posted Nov 14, 2012 12:07 UTC (Wed) by anselm
In reply to: Real time for what?
Parent article: LCE: Realtime, present and future
Some time ago I consulted for a leading machine tool manufacturer here in Germany for a day or two and, after my actual work was done, was invited to take a guided tour of the shop floor. I was surprised to find out that they had these huge CNC machines attached to Linux-based controllers. I asked the guy who was showing me around whether they were using real-time Linux, and the answer was no, the normal generic Linux kernel worked fine as far as they were concerned. Considering that they are selling these gadgets to clients all over the world, and that any failure would probably cost them dearly, that put things into perspective for me …
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