November 1, 2006
IBM recently released a version of Java that supports real-time execution on their customized version of Linux. It supports real-time garbage collection, “ahead-of-time” compilation, and the real-time specification for Java. This stuff was spun out of the Metronome project, which also includes real-time threads and Exotasks. The latter is a message-passing process library with support for logical execution time, i.e. it can analyze the timing requirements for a real-time system. This is big news, why haven’t I heard about this anywhere else?