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Real-time Ubuntu

Run the most exacting workloads for
low-latency use cases with Real-time Ubuntu

Real-time Ubuntu ensures high-priority processes are executed first, with deterministic response times.

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Why use Real-time Ubuntu?

  • Support for real-time compute with PREEMPT_RT
  • Time-bound for mission-critical latency requirements
  • More preemptive than mainline Linux
  • 12 year security update commitment

Talk to our team about how Real-time Ubuntu can support your work ›


Real-time Ubuntu use cases

Industrial settings

PLCs in assembly lines must deliver and process data in real-time to ensure system integrity and continuous production.

Telco

Real-time Ubuntu brings ultra-low latency and enhanced security capabilities to telco workloads and the critical infrastructure they run on.

Healthcare robotics

From autonomous mobile robots to life-support medical equipment, healthcare systems must complete tasks within specified deadlines.

Automotive

Automotive manufacturers are increasingly reliant on real-time Linux for infotainment systems, HMIs and latency-sensitive scenarios.

Not sure real-time is for you?
Get in touch to talk over your use case with our sales team


Real-time Ubuntu use cases


Industrial settings

PLCs in assembly lines must deliver and process data in real-time to ensure system integrity and continuous production.


Telco

Real-time Ubuntu brings ultra-low latency and enhanced security capabilities to telco workloads and the critical infrastructure they run on.


Healthcare robotics

From autonomous mobile robots to life-support medical equipment, healthcare systems must complete tasks within specified deadlines.


Automotive

Automotive manufacturers are increasingly reliant on real-time Linux for infotainment systems, HMIs and latency-sensitive scenarios.


Not sure real-time is for you?
Get in touch to talk over your use case with our sales team


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What is Real-time Ubuntu?

Canonical and Intel collaborate to deliver real-time Ubuntu on 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors with TSN and TCC Support. Explore how real-time Ubuntu benefits the IoT customers and market as a whole.


Getting started

The real-time kernel is available via Ubuntu Pro, Canonical's enterprise security and compliance subscription. Ubuntu Pro is free for personal and small scale commercial use in up to 5 machines.

With an Ubuntu Pro subscription, launching the real-time kernel is as easy as:

pro attach
pro enable realtime-kernel

Discover Ubuntu Pro Read the documentation ›


Run Real-time Ubuntu on Intel hardware

Optimised Real-time Ubuntu is available on 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors. Coupled with Intel® Time Coordinated Computing (Intel® TCC) and Time Sensitive Networking (IEEE TSN), the real-time kernel delivers industrial-grade performance to meet stringent latency requirements:

Intel-optimised Real-time Ubuntu is available on Intel SoCs via Ubuntu Pro:

pro attach
pro enable realtime-kernel --variant intel-iotg

Run Real-time Ubuntu on Raspberry Pi

Based on the upstream v6.8 kernel, the 24.04 release of Real-time Ubuntu includes optimised support for Raspberry Pi hardware. Discover the possibilities of optimised real-time compute with enhanced performance on Raspberry Pi 4 and 5:

pro attach
pro enable realtime-kernel --variant=raspi

Build with confidence on Real-time Ubuntu

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