“What is real time? This article, first of a three-part series, introduces the benchmarks we’ll run on real-time Linux version in the next two issues. Linux is well tuned for throughput-limited applications, but it is not well designed for deterministic response, though enhancements to the kernel are available to help or guarantee determinism. So-called real-time applications require, among other things, deterministic response. In this article I examine the nature of real-time applications and Linux’s strengths and weaknesses in supporting such applications.” Read the rest of the story at LinuxDevices.