Concurrent announces availability of RedHawkTM Linux®, NightStarTM development tools for CUDA-enabled hardware

Concurrent, a leading provider of real-time Linux® operating systems, integrated software and computer solutions for mission-critical applications, today announced that Concurrent’s RedHawkTM Linux software and NightStarTM application development tools are now available on GE Intelligent Platforms’ GRA111 Graphics Processing Unit (GPU). Concurrent’s software delivers enhanced performance for the rugged military and aerospace markets served by GE Intelligent Platforms GPUs.
ATLANTA, GA — September 28, 2010 –Concurrent (NASDAQ: CCUR), a leading provider of real-time Linux® operating systems, integrated software and computer solutions for mission-critical applications, today announced that Concurrent’s RedHawkTM Linux software and NightStarTM application development tools are now available on GE Intelligent Platforms’ GRA111 Graphics Processing Unit (GPU). Concurrent’s software delivers enhanced performance for the rugged military and aerospace markets served by GE Intelligent Platforms GPUs.
«Many customers are looking for low latency and determinism in the applications they are developing on platforms like our MAGIC1, which is based on our CUDA-enabled GRA111 GPU, and Concurrent real-time Linux software helps them achieve this,» said Rob McKeel, General Manager, Military & Aerospace Embedded Computing at GE Intelligent Platforms. «Concurrent RedHawk Linux can be an important asset to organizations looking to take advantage of the many benefits that CUDA-based GPGPU computing can bring in terms of exceptional performance and shortened development times.»
RedHawk Linux and NightStar tools are widely used in the development and deployment of hundreds of time-critical aerospace and defense, automotive, energy and industrial automation applications worldwide. The computational demands of these applications continue to grow. CUDA-based GPUs have the potential to bring an order of magnitude of increased performance to these industries.
«Combining the power of Concurrent’s RedHawk Real-Time Linux with GE Intelligent Platforms products will bring new levels of performance to mission-critical applications that require multi-core parallel processing, such as radar data and signal analysis,» said Ken Jackson, Concurrent Vice President, Real-Time. «Our cutting-edge technology will provide cost-effective, high-performance, real-time capability to GE Intelligent Platforms’ diverse defense program customer base.»
RedHawk Linux includes the latest available NVIDIA graphics driver and CUDA parallel computing technology, and it has been specially optimized to achieve the best possible real-time performance and maximum determinism. NightStar tools allow the user to graphically view the performance of CUDA applications and tune the behavior of multi-threaded real-time processes to achieve mission goals. Concurrent has made available an evaluation copy of RedHawk Linux and NightStar for distribution with the GRA111 GPU.
About Concurrent Real-Time: Concurrent (NASDAQ: CCUR) is a global leader in innovative solutions serving aerospace and defense; automotive; broadcasting; cable and broadband; financial; IPTV; and telecom industries. Concurrent Real-Time is one of the industry’s foremost providers of high-performance real-time computer systems, solutions, and software for commercial and government markets, focusing on areas that include hardware-in-the-loop and man-in-the-loop simulation, data acquisition, industrial systems and software. Operating worldwide, Concurrent provides sales and support from offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. For more information, please visit Concurrent Real-time Linux Solutions at http://real-time.ccur.com.


(Submitted by Becky Biggs of GCI Group on Linux PR)

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