The publisher of Ubuntu, Canonical, has unveiled the release of Real-time Ubuntu optimized for Intel Core processors. 

This offering allows enterprises to leverage the benefits of optimized Linux running on Intel silicon, catering to a diverse array of applications, including telco workloads, critical medical equipment, and automation systems utilized in factory settings, Canonical explained.

“With the support of optimized Real-time Ubuntu on cutting-edge Intel silicon, enterprises can handle the most demanding workloads,” said Cindy Goldberg, VP of Silicon Alliances at Canonical. “Canonical’s collaboration with Intel allows us to provide a reliable and secure framework for developers and manufacturers, ensuring the longevity and success of their devices in the field.”

In response to the growing demand for real-time and best-effort workloads within organizations undergoing a software-defined transformation at the edge, Canonical and Intel have collaborated to tackle the challenges associated with supporting both types of workloads on the same system. 

According to Canonical, this collaboration aims to provide the required flexibility, scalability, and adaptability to changing workforce needs. Moreover, as enterprises from various industries seek to optimize operations, enhance efficiency, and ensure the reliability of mission-critical systems, the joint effort between Canonical and Intel will offer robust support for stringent, deterministic workloads, further strengthening their expertise in this domain.

“With Real-time Ubuntu on Intel technology, our customers are able to build upon a readily available and supported commercial Linux distribution to accelerate solution development and improve operational and business outcomes, from factory automation and industrial control to many other workloads that require time-sensitive and real-time compute,” said Jeni Panhorst, general manager of the Network Edge Compute Division at Intel. “We are pleased to see our collaboration with Canonical coming to fruition with this release of Intel-optimized Real-time Ubuntu, supporting Intel Time Coordinated Compute and Time Sensitive Networking”. Canonical also offers extended support and OEM images to meet specific customer requirements, ensuring a reliable and secure framework for their devices throughout their lifecycle. Enterprises can contact Canonical for extended support, custom board enablement, or production deployment.”