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Tron Acronym for the real-time operating-system nucleus. A project commenced in 1984 at Tokyo University to create a framework for the design of microprocessor systems for workstations, personal computers, and industrial embedded applications. The project has developed Tron architectures on silicon, now manufactured by Hitachi, and three operating systems: BTron, CTron, and ITron.

BTron is a business-oriented operating system for personal computers with English, Japanese, and other character set capabilities. CTron is a (network) communications-oriented operating system. ITron is a real-time operating system, designed to give rapid response to external events and intended for applications ranging from ATMs (automatic teller machines) to aircraft landing systems.


views updated May 18 2018

Tron ★★ 1982 (PG)

A video game designer enters into his computer, where he battles the computer games he created and seeks revenge on other designers who have stolen his creations. Sounds better than it plays. Terrific special effects, with lots of computercreated graphics. 96m/C VHS, DVD, UMD . Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner, David Warner, Cindy Morgan, Barnard Hughes, Dan Shor, Peter Jurasik, Tony Stephano; D: Steven Lisberger; W: Steven Lisberger; C: Bruce Logan; M: Walter (Wendy) Carlos.


views updated Jun 08 2018

Tron (trɒn) Computing the real-time operating system nucleus