Students of the Dept. of Computer Science, New Mexico Institute
Grant A & B
$14,000 on 5/96 & $18,000 on 5/97
To fund stipends for one graduate student and 2 undergraduate students
to work on Linux development, specifically to port Linux to the Power PC
architecture, add real-time control capabilities to Linux, and optimize
and improve kernel code.
To support a graduate student and a summer stipend to continue advanced
work involved in OS development, mainly focused on Linux, with a significant
BSD component. The work will also extend and improve the Real Time Linux
subsystem to offer a superior alternative to Window/DOS based Lab control
and data acquisition systems, with ports both to other architectures and
Real-Time Linux Abstract
Real-Time Linux is an extension to Linux that handles time-critical
tasks. RT-Linux shares a PC between a small hard-real-time kernel and standard
Linux, so that the PC can be used for applications like data acquisition,
control, and robotics while still serving as a standard Linux workstation.
Current Status as of 3/98
Several thousand users of the standard version, at least many hundred
of the smp version should be integrated into standard Linux 2.3. A new
web page and user manual are in the works.