Announcing the Latest RTI Perftest for Connext DDS

We are proud to announce the release of the latest version of our performance testing tool: RTI Perftest 2.4. This new release is mainly focused on improving the out-of-the-box experience when testing the performance of RTI Connext products. We aim to achieve this in three different ways:

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Exploring the Role of Blockchain in Industrial IoT Systems (Part 1)

We're almost halfway into 2018 and blockchain is approaching the Gartner Hype Cycle's "trough of disillusionment". While that sounds ominous, I’m not convinced of its imminent descent since "blockchain" continues to garner a lot of press coverage. For many, blockchain is a technology hammer in search of a market nail. I'm sure you've heard or read about blockchain and wondered if it is relevant to your systems. We've wondered about this too and decided to spin up our research group to dig into it a bit deeper.

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Time to Sync Up on Consistency in IIoT Systems

An important (and hotly debated) topic in distributed system design is which consistency model to use. Consistency models influence many parts of system design, and picking one over the other impacts things like system availability and robustness against network failures. This blog is meant for system architects that want to get a better handle on what it means to be or not to be consistent.

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The Plague of Confusion in the Industrial IoT

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is the most important technical revolution of our lifetime. But the IIoT is sick.

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How to Debug DDS Applications with RTI Log Parser

We are proud to announce the latest addition to RTI Labs: RTI Log Parser! As a reminder, RTI Labs is a free program that provides our customers with early access to new technology we are developing for the Industrial IoT. Log Parser is a command-line tool that helps you easily understand RTI Connext® DDS logs to more efficiently debug DDS-related issues and identify misuse of the Connext API.

Log Parser is open-source under the Apache 2.0 license and is available in our RTI Community GitHub repository. To use Log Parser, you will need to have Python installed on your computer.

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Getting Real Results with the IIC Microgrid Testbed

The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) is getting real results from its testbed program. The Microgrid Testbed project, co-led by RTI, is demonstrating the ability to power a grid with 100% renewable energy sources whereas the current grid can’t go above 40%. It’s also showing integration with cloud-based management applications that help a utility manage multiple microgrids.

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