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…
Defining How to Develop Systems for IoT

Defining How to Develop Systems for IoT

By Michel Genard How many times have you recalled a specific situation in your life and imagined what might have happened if it had played out differently than it actually had? What would have happened if you had introduced yourself to that one person? What if you took the other job offer you had? What if you could have experimented with these…
Long Live the New LTS Kernel

Long Live the New LTS Kernel

By Andreea Volosincu It’s the most wonderful time of the year again! No, it’s not Christmas, but the beginning of a new cycle in the Linux microcosm. A few days ago, the Linux 4.1 kernel has been released, and chosen as the LTS kernel of 2015, becoming the most advanced long-term supported release. This is significant not only because the LTS…
Simics 5 is Here – More Parallel than Ever

Simics 5 is Here – More Parallel than Ever

By Jakob Engblom The next major release of Simics is here. Simics 5. Not Simics 5.0, but Simics 5. Counting decimals was getting a bit old, we computer science guys prefer our numbers as integers, not floating point.  Regardless of the numbering, we have some great news in this new release. Chief among them is the new Multicore Accelerator feature…

Using VirtIO to Virtualize Storage

By Mark Hermeling Embedded virtualization allows for consolidation of multiple different operating systems on a single box. Our video demonstration combines four different Wind River Linux operating systems onto a single Advantech 2151 board. Combining multiple operating systems together often means that you need to share critical resources. In the above demonstration we show how the Virtualization Profile of VxWorks…
SAE 2015 Aviation Technology Forum in Shanghai

SAE 2015 Aviation Technology Forum in Shanghai

By Alex Wilson From the SAE website “The SAE International Aviation Technology Forum will provide an open technical forum for engineers in aircraft design, aircraft engine design/integration, aircraft system/component suppliers, aviation authorities, aircraft design consultants and aircraft maintainers/sustainers, to get an overview of aircraft design processes from beginning to end, including modeling and simulation, safety assessment, electronics design, health monitoring,…
Is IoT a Threat or an Opportunity for Service Providers?

Is IoT a Threat or an Opportunity for Service Providers?

By Charlie Ashton As we talk with telecom service providers about their plans for deploying Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), another topic invariably comes up. Depending on who you listen to, the Internet of Things (IoT) represents either a drag on network resources that leads to unrecoverable costs or else an opportunity for revenue growth through innovative new services. Or maybe…