FSMLabs Performance Leadership Scales to Support IWILL 8-way / 16 core AMD Opteron(TM) Server

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Hard Real-Time Advanced Compact Server Platform Ideal for High-End Simulation and Other Applications in Aerospace, Manufacturing, Telecom, and Financial Services

See FSMLabs at the AMD booth (#1716) at ESC 2006 SOCORRO, N.M., March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- FSMLabs ( http://www.fsmlabs.com ), a mission-critical software developer, announced that it has completed weeks of rigorous performance testing on the IWILL H8502 high performance server testing FSMlabs' RTCore technology and is obtaining exceptionally impressive performance on the 8-way 16-core AMD Opteron system. The combination of FSMLabs' hard real-time RTCore and off-the-shelf enterprise class BSD and Linux operating systems is designed to service the extreme demands of applications with requirements for both true deterministic response and heavy compute loads. These applications include machine-in-loop simulation, real-time 3D display, time-critical manufacturing and industrial control, QoS-sensitive communications, and guaranteed transaction times in financial services.

FSMLabs' RTCore technology scales seamlessly from single processor systems to multi-core silicon including the impressive 8-way / 16 core platform recently introduced by IWILL. "Running on eight dual core chips in a single box really highlights the flexibility of RTLinux and the utility of the dynamic processor reservation scheme in RTCore," said Cort Dougan, FSMLabs Director of Engineering. FSMLabs "processor reservation" technology permits real-time threads to set aside processors exclusively for real-time operations (typically data plane), while remaining CPU resources are shared among threads in enterprise-type loads (control and management plane). The optimal allocation of CPU power reduces worst case interrupt latencies on high end processors like AMD Opteron from under 10 microseconds to less than 2 microseconds.

"RTCore on AMD Opteron yields truly spectacular real-time response," commented FSMLabs CEO Victor Yodaiken. "To support the widest range of customer applications in networking, aerospace and control, FSMlabs offers the same performance edge with both Linux and BSD."

"FSMLabs support for IWILL high-performance servers complements IWILL's commitment to deliver high performance hardware to the server marketplace," said Adam Chou, general manager, IWILL USA. "RTCore extends IWILL platform capabilities to meet the needs of demanding real-time application in the enterprise and beyond." Real-time Platform on Display at Embedded Systems Silicon Valley

See RTCore Performance at ESC 2006. FSMLabs will be exhibiting RTCoreBSD and RTLinux software in the AMD Booth (#1716) at the Embedded Systems Conference in the San Jose Convention Center, April 3-7 2006. Real-time Performance Edge

FSMLabs RTLinuxPro and RTCoreBSD let developers meet requirements for low-latency hard real-time responsiveness without sensitivity to application load for a wide range of CPU clock rates. Worst case interrupt latencies range from under 2 microseconds on AMD Opteron processor to 20 on low-power 100Mhz ARM9 devices. These measurements are computed while Linux or BSD guest operating systems are fully loaded and servicing heavy network traffic. By comparison, native Linux and BSD offer limited real-time performance, with response times for comparable operations measured in terms of milliseconds, not microseconds.

The RTCore host/guest architecture enables developers of intelligent devices to build high-reliability systems and to support the ever-increasing software content on those devices. Application developers can take advantage of the RTLinux and RTCoreBSD models by using standard Linux and BSD applications and services in conjunction with POSIX 1003.13 real-time code that runs in the RTCore environment. Real-time code can migrate freely between execution on RTCore and Linux/BSD clients, giving customers true OS choice. About FSMLabs

FSMLabs provides hard real-time solutions designed for reliability and simplicity of operation that target mission-critical applications. FSMLabs was founded in 1998 and is privately held, with headquarters in New Mexico and sales and engineering world-wide. FSMLabs products include RTLinux, RTCore BSD, Lnet real-time networking, PSDD protected memory real-time, VxIT legacy emulation, Carrier Grade Linux, RTCore Eclipse IDE, and ControlsKit XML/RPC interface builder. For more information, visit http://www.fsmlabs.com or email sales@fsmlabs.com. NOTE: RTLinux, RTCore, Lnet, PSDD, ControlsKit, and FSMLabs are registered trademarks of Finite State Machine Labs Inc. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. OSDL is a trademark of Open Source Development Labs, Inc. LSB is a trademark of the Free Standards Group. Opteron is a registered trademark of AMD Corporation.

All other trademarks are the property of their respective organizations. Contacts:

Adam Fluckey -- adam@fsmlabs.com

FSMLabs, Inc.


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