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RTEMS Talk Announcement

Thanks to Ben Gras from Minix, Joel Sherrill will be giving a talk about RTEMS at VU University in Amsterdam!

Title: Scheduling and Thread management with RTEMS
Hosted by: Herbert Bos and Ben Gras
When: Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Time: 14:00-15:00
Where: Mathematics and Science Building ("Wiskunde & Natuurkunde Gebouw"), room S6.07, of VU campus
De Boelelaan 1081
1081 HV Amsterdam
How to get to room S6.07: Enter the building at entrance number 1081, go to floor number 6, find letter S in the main hallway, find room number 7.

The route to the VU campus using various modes of transport in English is at:
A map of the VU campus to find the right building with is at:
Notice the entrance number marked 1081.

Talk Abstract
RTEMS is a free, open source, real-time operating system that supports
multiple standards and includes support for multiple space-hardened
microprocessors. RTEMS is commonly used in space applications and has
a long history of successful deployment in critical applications.
Symmetric Multiprocessing (SMP) microprocessors are becoming more
common in commercial embedded systems and are not available in
space-hardened configurations.

This presentation focuses on the enhancements that have been
made to RTEMS to support SMP microprocessors. In particular,
the Thread Scheduling subsystem has seen significant refactoring
and additions. RTEMS now supports multiple thread scheduling
algorithms for uniprocessor and SMP configurations. RTEMS currently
has SMP support for SPARC LEON3, PowerPC QorIQ, ARM, and x86.

The presentation will conclude by highlighting areas in which the flight
software community can provide feedback and support in improving
this support in RTEMS.