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real time
Last modified: Wednesday, August 13, 2003 

Occurring immediately. The term is used to describe a number of different computer features. For example, real-time operating systems are systems that respond to input immediately. They are used for such tasks as navigation, in which the computer must react to a steady flow of new information without interruption. Most general-purpose operating systems are not real-time because they can take a few seconds, or even minutes, to react.

Real time can also refer to events simulated by a computer at the same speed that they would occur in real life. In graphics animation, for example, a real-time program would display objects moving across the screen at the same speed that they would actually move.

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IEEE Technical Committee On Real Time Systems 
Home page of the IEEE Computer Society, Technical Committee on Real-Time Systems (IEEE-CS TC-RTS). Contains numerous resources for real time conferences, research, publications, products, and related Web sites.

CMX-RTX real time operating system
Product feature page for the CMS-RTX real time multitasking operating system for microprocessors and microcomputers.

On Time home page
The On Time site provides information on their real-time multitasking kernel for C and PASCAL, and the cross development system for 32-bit embedded systems.

Real Time Computing Laboratory
University of Michigan's Real Time Computing Laboratory home page. Here, you can find links to current research projects focusing on services for embedded real-time applications, interconnection networks, and a real-time multicomputer.

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Real-Time and Distributed Systems Research Group
Home page of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Real-Time and Distributed Systems Research Group. It contains links to current research projects as well as technical papers.

Real-Time and RTOS Computing Resources
List of sites related to real time operating systems and programming.

Real-Time Encyclopedia
Provides information about real-time issues and embedded systems' design. The site includes Real-Time Magazine, which focuses on major topics in the real-time market and includes a section on products and companies. Additionally, this site host links to frequently asked questions, publications, information for system developers, and technology and market overviews.

RTMX operating system information page
Provides product information for the RTMX real time operating system, including features and supported CPU types. In addition, there are links to related real time computing Web sites.

Yahoo!'s real time systems page
Yahoo!'s directory of real time systems.

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