Concurrent ships $1 million in RedHawk Linux for U.S. Navy Aegis weapon system

DULUTH, Ga., 1 Oct. 2007. Concurrent, a provider of time-critical Linux operating systems and integrated software and computer solutions for mission-critical applications, has shipped $1 million in RedHawk Linux operating-system and NightStar development tools for shipboard deployment in support of the Navy's Cruiser Modernization COTS Refresh 2 program.

DULUTH, Ga., 1 Oct. 2007. Concurrent, a provider of time-critical Linux operating systems and integrated software and computer solutions for mission-critical applications, has shipped $1 million in RedHawk Linux operating-system and NightStar development tools for shipboard deployment in support of the Navy's Cruiser Modernization COTS Refresh 2 program.

Aegis is a computer-based weapon system capable of real-time, simultaneous operations against multi-mission threats: anti-air, anti-surface and anti-submarine warfare. Led by Lockheed Martin, the Aegis Open Architecture program aims to move Aegis from a customized system to an open architecture platform through integration of commercial computing technology, allowing the Navy to install software and other technology upgrades faster and cheaper throughout the life of the Aegis fleet.

RedHawk Linux provides fast response to external events, optimized interprocess communication, and high I/O throughput needed for time-critical applications. RedHawk Linux, compatible with the popular Red Hat® distribution, has gained acceptance as a leading real-time Linux operating system for high-performance applications by customers throughout the world. RedHawk Linux guarantees that a user application can respond to an external event in less than 30 microseconds on a dedicated processor.

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