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12/14/2009 05:00 AM EST
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re: Intel sets sights on new markets
dsilage   12/30/2009 6:13:26 PM
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I really do have to laugh out loud about the 'back to the future' aspects of Intel purchasing Wind River for its 'RTOS code'. Intel had a 32-bit multitasking, multiprocessor operating system called iRMX III until 1993 when they summarily sold off the whole software and hardware (Multibus II) product line to concentrate on the 'Intel inside' ad wars with AMD. The 32-bit iRMX III even encapsulated 16-bit Windows on a PC/AT and produced a multiple application session with intertask communciation long before Microsoft got around to it. My lab in 1993 was researching the hardware and software structure for message passing and real-time applications under iRMX III executing on a four 80386 processor system with Analog Devices SHARC DSPs on Multibus II.

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