> One interesting area for development, both in the embedded space, and on
> the SGI workstations, would be in regard to realtime support, which is
> needed for digital media. By realtime, I mean not fast interrupt response,
> but rather precisely scheduled repetitive events (such as driving the Indy
> audio ports every 1 ms. with at most 0.9 ms delay no matter what else is
> going on).
This exists although not for the MIPS platform and not directly accessible
from user space. NMT have a RTLinux kernel that allows real time drivers
to hit targets well well under 0.1ms.