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ker·nel

(ker'nĕl),
The central portion of the software expression of a mathematical algorithm, as in computed tomography.
[O.E. cyrnel, a little corn]

kernel

whole grains and the meats of nuts and stone fruit pips or pits.
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The L4 microkernel system was jointly developed by Dresden Technical University, Dresden start-up Kernkonzept, Telekom Innovation Laboratories and Berlin start-up Trust2Core.
And, as was often explained by the late Dan Hildebrand of QNX, it is more difficult to build a fast microkernel, than a fast monolithic kernel.
Christopher Smith, vice president of marketing at Green Hills Software, commented: "The combination of Green Hills Software's o-velOSity microkernel with HCC-Embedded's middleware will provide a comprehensive software resource.
As the 'heart' of the platform, Symbian's real-time microkernel - comprising robust, fully multi-tasking architecture - manages all system resources and frameworks necessary for the co-existence of the processes and applications that make up the complete system.
When the microkernel idea was introduced in the late 1980s, the software technology advantages seemed obvious:
Backed by the largest, independent team of microkernel developers, OK Labs delivers OKL4, an advanced microkernel solution, which offers the highest performance combined with strong protection and security features.
The combination of ObjectAda Real-Time RAVEN and the PikeOS microkernel provides the solution many of our customers have requested.
Our royalty-free INTEGRITY(R) RTOS, velOSity(TM) microkernel, compilers, MULTI(R) and AdaMULTI(TM) integrated development environments and TimeMachine(TM) debugger offer a complete development solution that addresses both deeply embedded and high-reliability applications.
In addition, some optionally include Green Hills Software's small and fast velOSity microkernel, the foundation of INTEGRITY, which is ideal for high volume and cost-sensitive devices.
Ralf Duengen, Business Development Director, NAVTEQ, commented, "The scalability of Green Hills' royalty-free INTEGRITY RTOS and velOSity microkernel, combined with true real-time behavior, gives us an opportunity to address the strict requirements of the automotive market.
Products from software vendors such as Arjuna Technologies, ATG and DataDirect are commonly plugged into the JEMS Microkernel architecture, enabling clients to preserve their existing IT investments.