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Old 20th May 2008
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Default Realtime BSD for CAM

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Hello everyone,

I was courious as to whether FreeBSD can be used as a realtime (as I understand it, hard-realtime) solution for CAM (specifically, controlling cutting machines).

A BSD box would be used as a dedicated controller, so all it would have to do is receive a bunch of data (from a network), run a custom software to send signals to the cutting machine (a realtime problem, since the machines have strict time restrictions) and send periodic progress reports back through the network to an operator.

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