Archive For June, 2016

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Driving Augmented Reality in Our Everyday World

Driving Augmented Reality in Our Everyday World

By Jeff Gowan Recently I heard someone from Google talk about the next generation Google Assistant, which promises to evolve search in new and incredible ways. The speaker talked about being able to stand in front of a public statue and simply say to your phone “Who made this?”, then your phone will be able to capture the contextual data…
Wind River Helix Chassis, IoT, and the Connected Car

Wind River Helix Chassis, IoT, and the Connected Car

By Marques McCammon The automotive industry was born ­– and thrived – in the industrial age. Now automakers are poised to become leaders in the digital age as they build increasingly intelligent, connected vehicles for running advanced driver assist systems (ADAS), dynamic cockpit information systems, and, ultimately, autonomous vehicles capabilities. To help auto manufacturers make the most of their opportunities…
Finding a Kernel 1-2-3 Bug by Running Wind River Simics on Simics!

Finding a Kernel 1-2-3 Bug by Running Wind River Simics on Simics!

By Jakob Engblom I must admit that I love bugs and strange and unexpected software behaviors. They provide comic relief and drama in the supposedly dry world of software development. Some bugs are trivial and embarrassing to talk about once they’ve been resolved.  Some bugs turn out to be as elusive as the mythical yeti, and are never found.  Some…
China Telecom Opens Up on Infrastructure Challenges and Titanium Cloud

China Telecom Opens Up on Infrastructure Challenges and Titanium Cloud

By Charlie Ashton At Wind River, we find that our Wind River Titanium Cloud network virtualization platform is regularly used for NFV evaluations performed by service providers. As the only commercially-available NFV cloud designed specifically to meet the needs of telecom networks, it’s the obvious choice for running edge, access and core use applications. In many cases, we don’t get…
Converging in the Fog

Converging in the Fog

By Mychal McCabe A reasonable person could be forgiven for thinking that the distinction between centralized and distributed computing models is beginning to come to an end, with Fog architectures bringing computation, communication, control and storage tantalizingly close to edge devices. Hype around a handful of technologies is fueling the fire, with each viewed as a phenomena in a distinct…
Develop. Deploy. Defend.

Develop. Deploy. Defend.

By Davide Ricci The factory floor is geting a makeover with intelligent connected devices. The server room is no longer a stuffy place. A majority of enterprises are strategically on the Internet of Things (IoT) path, and the developer ecosystem is rapidly changing as well.  It seems we’re well on the way to reach industry forecast of 200 billion connected…
Anniversaries and Coincidences

Anniversaries and Coincidences

By Alex Wilson This year was one for some decade anniversaries, always big occasions, the first being 30 years since my graduation from Imperial College. I have many fond memories of life at Imperial, including my first computing experience in FORTRAN 77 on the college mainframe, and meeting my future Brother-in-Law! This year we all met up to celebrate this…
Don’t Be Scared of OpenStack for Telecom

Don’t Be Scared of OpenStack for Telecom

By Charlie Ashton It’s been an interesting few days for OpenStack conversations. Two very different threads helped to confirm what our customers have known for a while: if you’re contemplating using OpenStack in a telecom deployment you can stop listening to the nay-sayers and go right ahead. Just make sure you use an OpenStack platform that’s been properly hardened to…

Helping University Minds Harness IoT

By Neil McLellan Through the Wind River University Program earlier this year, I had the opportunity to mentor a group of engineering students at San Diego State University.  Wind River sponsored their senior project - which was to address a relatively simple challenge  – create a sound capture device, render a sound file, and save it somewhere. This seemingly straightforward exercise…
Accelerated Virtual Routing Makes OpenStack More Cost-Effective

Accelerated Virtual Routing Makes OpenStack More Cost-Effective

By Charlie Ashton In a recent post we outlined some of the approaches we’re taking to solve OpenStack-related problems and thereby enable it to become a viable solution for VM orchestration in telco applications such as virtual CPE. This topic is also covered in a detailed white paper that you can find here. As we talk with service providers and…