The Godot engine has been a staple of Linux since its release in 2015.
It was a key piece of the open source platform that powers the cloud, and now, for the first time, it can also power the medical sector.
The Godot team says that its latest effort, called the 4 stroke engine (SSG), will enable doctors to build tools that run on AWS EC2 and deliver healthcare software on the fly.
This is great news for those who have been waiting for this, and developers who are eager to get their hands on the technology.
The SSG can also be used to build the medical tools of the future, such as a virtual reality app that could be run on the hardware of a device like a smartwatch or even a mobile device like an Oculus Rift.
The team’s announcement comes at a time when the healthcare industry is still trying to find its footing as it grapples with the emergence of the so-called cloud revolution, which promises to bring in many new services that will not only reduce cost but also allow doctors to deliver medical care in the future.
But in the meantime, this new piece of software is a huge step forward.
In a blog post, the team says, “The 4 stroke Engine is designed to be an open source tool that can run on any AWS cloud service, not just AWS EC3, and it can be run in any AWS compute node with minimal effort.
We think that this opens up many exciting opportunities for healthcare software developers.”
While the engine was originally released to developers in June 2016, the project has been slowly making its way through the community since, and has received support from the Open Source Linux Foundation (OSF).
While the project is still under development, the SSG has been integrated into the latest versions of Linux.
So it is expected that developers will be able to get a heads-up as soon as possible, although it is still not clear when that will be.