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December 21, 2013

Can Automation Master run with Linux?

Automation Master is simulation software with high speed and strict realtime requirements. I envision running only in multi-core processors where one core can be dedicated to the real time code. I would like to know if it can be made to run with a generic linux distribution.

Can the following be done?
1. Set up a process at system level which will:
a. Detect Automation Master loaded at the user level.
b. Set up and dedicate a core for the real time component.
c. Swap the clock interrupt vector for a custom pre-handler.
2. Have a minimal clock interrupt pre-handler which:
a. Which causes an interrupt in the dedicated core.
b. Passes interrupt processing on to normal kernel handling.

Please be kind with your responses. I have not coded anything since the '90s. - Max

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