Collaborating in the Helix Lab Cloud to Fix a Software Problem – How to do Remote Help Right

Collaborating in the Helix Lab Cloud to Fix a Software Problem – How to do Remote Help Right

By Jakob Engblom As you might know, we recently announced and launched the preview version of the Helix Lab Cloud. With Helix Lab Cloud, you access (simulated) computers in the cloud, and among other unique abilities, you can share a session with other people. Thanks to the underlying Simics technology, sharing a session covers both the current state of the…
Will OPNFV become the de facto standard for NFV compatibility?

Will OPNFV become the de facto standard for NFV compatibility?

By Charlie Ashton As Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) takes its first steps beyond trials and evaluations into real-world deployments, suppliers throughout the value chain are wrestling with how to demonstrate the elusive concept of “compatibility”. For our team at Wind River, this has certainly been a critical question to address while seeing our Titanium Server NFV infrastructure platform adopted by…
TaxiBot Certified for Take-off

TaxiBot Certified for Take-off

By Paul Parkinson  Working in the Aerospace & Defence sector, I sometimes meet customers who are taking a radical approach to address a challenging business problem. TaxiBot is an excellent example of one of these bold innovations - a semi-autonomous robotic tractor designed to reduce fuel consumption, CO2 emissions, aircraft noise and risk of foreign object damage (FOD) while aircraft are…
Meet ‘vLarry,’ the new virtual cable guy

Meet ‘vLarry,’ the new virtual cable guy

By Charlie Ashton The cable business typically doesn’t feature high on lists of dynamic industries that rapidly adopt innovative new technologies in order to deliver compelling new products and stellar customer support. Under the surface, however, cable operators are using virtualization technologies to achieve major changes in how their networks are architected and to expand the services that they offer.…
It Seems Like Just Yesterday…

It Seems Like Just Yesterday…

By Mike Deliman The Mars Rover Curiosity landing was three years ago! It’s time to update… #1YearOnMars is now #3YearsOnMars! It seems like just yesterday that a delicately orchestrated seven-minute long ballet of gravity, terror, rockets, and sky crane deposited Curiosity Rover on the Red Planet.  In fact, just three years ago, we all were able to watch JPL’s Mission Control office over the…
Fault Injection Revisited – With Video

Fault Injection Revisited – With Video

By Jakob Engblom Fault injection is a very powerful capability of Simics and simulation in general.  Simics 5 introduces a new framework to make it easier to create fault injectors that support record, replay, repeatability, and reverse debugging, and that make it easier for users to discover and apply fault injectors to their systems. This blog posts looks a bit…
Have Your Lab In The Cloud

Have Your Lab In The Cloud

By Eva Skoglund You may have seen it already – we’ve started to gradually roll out a preview of Wind River Helix Lab Cloud – a new type of environment to demonstrate the concept of having a lab in the cloud. It gives you instant access to embedded targets for Intel®, ARM®, and PowerPC® running Wind River Linux. We think Lab…
To do today: Boost my VNF’s performance and then leave work in time to beat the traffic

To do today: Boost my VNF’s performance and then leave work in time to beat the traffic

By Charlie Ashton We published a couple of articles recently about the benefits of the Accelerated vSwitch (AVS) that’s integrated into Wind River Titanium Server NFV Infrastructure (NFVI) platform. Since these two posts were published, several of the Virtual Network Function (VNF) partners in our Titanium Cloud ecosystem have completed the process of validating their VNFs with Titanium Server and leveraging…

How To Get Started With Embedded Virtualization

By Mark Hermeling Embedded virtualization provides a lot of benefits. Being able to consolidate multiple workloads on a single multi-core device helps reduce capital expenses and operating expenses, something that is on everybody's mind. However, new technology can be a bit daunting. Wind River has published a white paper with ten steps that you should think about when embarking on your…
Simics 5 Multicore Accelerator – Boosting Performance, Adding Parallelism

Simics 5 Multicore Accelerator – Boosting Performance, Adding Parallelism

By Jakob Engblom One of the headline news of Simics 5 is Multicore Accelerator. With multicore accelerator, we can use a multicore host to simulate a tightly-coupled multicore target. Since the launch of Simics 4.0 in 2008, Simics has been able to simulate multiple discrete target machines or racks on multiple host cores, and Simics 5 takes this to the…