Concurrent, vendor of Linux and storage offerings, launched Thursday a new version of the RedHawk real-time Linux operating system that includes support for 64-bit ARM processors. In addition to supporting aerospace and defense requirements, RedHawk version 7.2 enables embedded applications in automotive, robotics, networking and Internet-of-things (IoT) markets that require high-performance, low-power consumption and real-time response characteristics.
RedHawk Linux is fully compatible with the CentOS Linux distribution and remains a real-time Linux operating system for x86 systems. It is widely used in mission critical applications including simulation, training, data acquisition and process control. RedHawk version 7.2 is currently available to customers.
Concurrent’s embedded Linux offering includes a suite of software tools that can be used to launch new applications more quickly. The NightStar is an integrated tool set for debugging, analyzing, and tuning latency-sensitive embedded applications. NightStar tools run with minimal intrusion, enabling developers to graphically view and trace the interaction of their application threads with the Linux kernel in real-time to uncover performance bottlenecks, while the RedHawk Architect is a graphical tool that allows users to choose the specific Linux and application modules they want to include in their operating system build in order to optimize it for the targeted use.
“The ARM 64 processor is an ideal compute engine for complex embedded projects such as self-driving vehicles, advanced robotic systems, and a variety of IoT and networking applications due to its high performance-to-power ratio,” said Ken Jackson, Concurrent’s SVP of Linux and Real-Time. “With its unrivaled combination of ultra-low latency, high determinism, and advanced debugging tools, RedHawk delivers the guaranteed performance required to support an emerging wave of ARM-based opportunities.”
Concurrent also announced this week Release 2.0 of the Aquari scale-out storage platform and the launch of a new website. Aquari Release 2.0 runs on a core of Concurrent real-time Linux and Ceph open-source storage software, delivering advanced performance and exabyte scaling. The latest software release includes enhanced management software, making it easier to deploy, operate, and maintain the platform.
Aquari Release 2.0 reduces the complexity of installing, configuring, and managing open-source storage systems, enabling customers to go from zero to I/O in 30 minutes or less. Aquari is an open, software-based platform that runs on qualified commercial off-the-shelf storage nodes, providing customers with access to the latest advances in CPU and storage technologies while preventing vendor lock-in.