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The PowerPoint presentation is about the initial measurement method provided by the General Motor Power Train Group and further use of statistics. Determinism, is defined, hard and soft real-time are explained, PID control and discrete control requirements are explored in the presentation. The presentation also explains the operation of the programmable logic controller (PLC), outlines the evolution of the open control system (OCS), introduces 3S, CoDeSys and the automation alliance, and contrasts the performance of the PLC versus the Pentium. Control platforms that were tested are outlined and their weaknesses are suggested. The test code used is explained and the data acquisition method used is shown.