General Micro Systems, Inc.

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Software to extend the multiprocessing capabilities of real-time operating systems


  • RAMP (Real-time Asymmetric Multi Processing) software features an API and microkernel to distribute programs across multiple CPUs on a single board
  • Consists of two separate software modules: the first is contained within the VxWorks BSP and contains the code required to implement the Master processor control features of RAMP, and the second module, a microkernel, loads on to the slave processor and starts the multitasking environment
  • Allows up to 31 processors to execute separate tasks
  • Inter-processor communication for command passing via APIC bus
  • Low interrupt latency
  • All processors have full independent control of memory and I/O through semaphores

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