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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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With millions of installations worldwide and 24 years of proven performance in the field, QNX microkernel technology supports customers running continuous applications where failure is simply not an option - from life-critical medical instruments and 9-1-1 call centers to control systems for nuclear reactors, high-speed trains, and semiconductor manufacturing.
HCC's failsafe file systems are now available for use with the o-velOSity microkernel to help provide a high degree of system integrity.
The release of the microkernel demonstrates three vital, guiding principles of the foundation: first, the commitment of many community members to the development of the platform - in this case, Accenture, ARM, Nokia and Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) all made contributions; second, progress in fulfilling our commitment to a complete open source release of Symbian; and third, a tangible example of providing the most advanced mobile platform in the world," said Lee Williams, Executive Director, Symbian Foundation.
This effort marks the first time that Linux will be hosted on the Mach microkernel.
Backed by the largest, independent team of microkernel developers, OK Labs delivers OKL4, an embedded hypervisor, which offers the highest performance combined with strong protection and security features.
Btrieve is a registered trademark and microkernel database engine is a trademark of Btrieve Technologies, Inc.
CHICAGO -- Open Kernel Labs (OK Labs), a global provider of systems software and virtualization technology for embedded systems, today announced the new version of its open source microkernel software, OKL4 2.
PikeOS controls microkernel access to the hardware and allows multiple software partitions to execute on a single CPU with strict separation between them.
The CHORUS microkernel is well-suited to our platforms' high performance architectural characteristics, and the serverization model in CHORUS/MiX matches our requirement for integrating our distributed platforms as a single system.
In addition to providing real-time performance, scalability, modularity, distribution and fault tolerance, the CHORUS microkernel has the unique advantage of being the microkernel of choice for UNIX(R) System V, introducing the benefits of open systems to the embedded systems marketplace," said Mike Inglis, High-end & RISC Operation Manager for Europe.
The JEMS microkernel architecture lets third party middleware products plug into it and allows it all to run across operating systems and hardware.