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Occurring immediately. The term is used to describe a number of different computer features. For example, real-time operating systems are systems that respond to input immediately. They are used for such tasks as navigation, in which the computer must react to a steady flow of new information without interruption. Most general-purpose operating systems are not real-time because they can take a few seconds, or even minutes, to react.

Real time can also refer to events simulated by a computer at the same speed that they would occur in real life. In graphics animation, for example, a real-time program would display objects moving across the screen at the same speed that they would actually move.



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Outstanding Page IEEE Technical Committee On Real Time Systems
Home page of the IEEE Computer Society, Technical Committee on Real-Time Systems (IEEE-CS TC-RTS). Contains numerous resources for real time conferences, research, publications, products, and related Web sites.

  ACT/Technico home page
Provides links to their products and services, news and press releases, partners, literature, and products for interactive TV. Updated on Dec 19, 1996

  Aptix Home Page
Offers information on their real-time rapid system prototyping and system emulation products and services, and company information and news. Updated on Aug 4, 1998

  CMX-RTX real time operating system
Product feature page for the CMS-RTX real time multitasking operating system for microprocessors and microcomputers. Updated on Apr 14, 1998

  Concurrent Computer Corporation
Home page for Concurrent Computer Corporation, provider of high-performance real-time computer systems, solutions, and software, as well as multiprocessor video servers for interactive video-on-demand (IVOD) applications. Updated on Jun 27, 1998

  EG3's Realtime Internet Resources
Good collection of links to real time resources on the Web. Updated on Aug 2, 1998

  Harmony realtime operating system
Presents information on the Harmony multitasking. multiprocessing operating system. Here, you can find links to technical reports, bibliographies and papers about Harmony. Updated on Apr 3, 1998

  Lynx Real-Time Systems home page
Lynx is a developer of POSIX-conforming tools for embedded, real-time applications and their home page offers links to news and events, products, support and training, user groups, company information, and a free subscription to the Real-Time newsletter. Updated on Aug 1, 1998

  On Time home page
The On Time site provides information on their real-time multitasking kernel for C and PASCAL, and the cross development system for 32-bit embedded systems. Updated on Aug 1, 1998

  Real Time Computing Laboratory
University of Michigan's Real Time Computing Laboratory home page. Here, you can find links to current research projects focusing on services for embedded real-time applications, interconnection networks, and a real-time multicomputer. Updated on Jul 2, 1998

  Real time computing resources
Offers a collection of links to Internet sites, conferences, mailing lists, research conferences and journals, and an annotated list of recommended books on real time computing. Updated on May 25, 1998

  Real time concepts and techniques
Provides the table of contents for the document, "Real-Time Manifesto", written by E. Douglas Jensen, and contains his views on real-time concepts and techniques. Updated on Jan 17, 1998

  Real-Time and RTOS Computing Resources
List of sites related to real time operating systems and programming.

  Real-Time Encyclopedia
Provides information about real-time issues and embedded systems' design. The site includes Real-Time Magazine, which focuses on major topics in the real-time market and includes a section on products and companies. Additionally, this site host links to frequently asked questions, publications, information for system developers, and technology and market overviews. Updated on Jul 31, 1998

  Real-Time Innovations (RTI)
Provides information on RTI's line of real-time software development tools, corporate information, news, consulting services, and customer support information. Updated on Sep 5, 1997

  Real-time Systems site at the University of Maryland
Contains information and links to a collection of real-time research projects and activities, commercial operating systems, professional organizations, code, and projects.

  RTMX operating system information page
Provides product information for the RTMX real time operating system, including features and supported CPU types. In addition, there are links to related real time computing Web sites. Updated on Feb 26, 1998

  Yahoo!'s real time systems page
Yahoo!'s directory of real time systems. Updated on Aug 4, 1998

  Ziatech Corporation home page
Ziatech Corporation manufactures CompactPCI and STD 32 industrial computers and their home page contains links to product information, customer support and services, company information, and events. Updated on Aug 4, 1998

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