Microkernel architecture gives the QNX Neutrino RTOS the reliability to run life- and safety-critical applications in nuclear power plants, hospitals, space stations—wherever a rock-solid, dependable system is a must.

The QNX Neutrino RTOS is so reliable because it is a true microkernel operating system. Every driver, protocol stack, filesystem, and application runs in the safety of memory-protected user space, outside the kernel. If a component happens to fail, it can be automatically restarted without affecting any other components or the kernel. No other commercial OS offers this degree of protection.