Changes between Version 22 and Version 23 of BuildingAPC


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Oct 18, 2013, 5:36:58 PM (9 years ago)
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    44Also, while realtime kernel patches (Adeos/Xenomai) are becoming easier to install, there is still a high likelihood of needing to debug arcane Linux kernel hardware incompatibilities in order to make the system stable for realtime control. This requires either a lot of skill in Linux kernel development, a lot of tenacity and time to poke around trying to fix problems, or a lot of luck.
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    6 Barrett sells a pre-configured WAM PC for about $3000. We have built 10 generations of WAM PCs over the past 8 years. It takes us an average of 100 hours to get a new set of hardware/software operational (we have rarely been lucky). While we kindly provide the fruits of our labor to you at no cost (see below), this does not guarantee that the process will be easy if you decide to build your own computer.
     6Barrett sells a pre-configured WAM PC. We have built 10 generations of WAM PCs over the past 8 years. It takes us an average of 100 hours to get a new set of hardware/software operational (we have rarely been lucky). While we kindly provide the fruits of our labor to you at no cost (see below), this does not guarantee that the process will be easy if you decide to build your own computer.
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    88Update: If realtime performance is not critical to your application - if you can accept occasional motion stuttering and reduced safety - then you can try compiling our libbarrett control library to run in non-realtime mode on any Linux PC (including laptops). This feature is at a "beta" stage of development. We have performed very little non-realtime testing at this time. If you would like to be a beta tester, please contact us for more information.