Archive For June, 2009

5 articles

Why Using A Hypervisor?

Tomas Evensen has a short presentation on YouTube about embedded hypervisors, the important aspects about them and the type of benefits they can provide:

Wind River Hypervisor Released

An exciting day today: The Wind River Hypervisor has been officially released. You'll find a lot more information on the announcement web page.This is a very significant release, it provides embedded system developers new capabilities to partition their systems, be it single core or multicore. Customers have been requesting these capabilities as they are planning their new product lines, for the short, medium and long term…

Separate and Conquer

Few embedded systems are developed from scratch these days. Components are purchased from third parties as commercial off-the-shelf components, components are out-sourced, and some are legacy. This of course causes many problems as there is no strong separation between the components. This can lead to a host of development-time problems (difference in OS requirements), but also to run-time problems (one…

Multicore and Unicore Virtualization

Sometimes I get a chance to browse the web a bit, trying to find interesting tidbits. I ran into the following post from Hollis Blanchard. Hollis is an active participant in the world of virtualization, particularly on the Power architecture. Hollis makes a point that I have been trying to get out as well: virtualization is clearly technology to look into…

Virtualization On Handsets

An interesting article on The Register with regards to mobile handsets and virtualization. Some of the concepts in the article are still forward looking, especially the CloneCloud, however, they provide a taste of the things to come. I have family visiting from Europe, unlimited bandwidth plans are already common place there and with some applications on their high-end phones it…