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Virtualization For Failover

Discussions with customers about multicore and virtualization often provides them with new insights with respect to the designs that they can use to build their systems. One particular discussion that I had last week was with a customer that is building a device that needs a particular level of service quality. In the past they had looked at adding another…

Article: New OS Approach Required

Even Microsoft agrees, a high-core count processor requires a different operating system. People that are building embedded systems on high core count processors are already familiar with this approach. Examples of high core count processors are the latest from Freescale (P4080), Intel (Nehalem/Westmere), Cavium (Octeon Plus) and others.Running a single SMP operating system over all these cores is possible, but…

Embedded Virtualization Article

Computer Weekly has a good article on embedded virtualization from a high level perspective. I have been searching the net lately to try to find good resources on embedded virtualization. They are hard to find in between the virtual (pun intended) avalanche of information on IT-focused virtualization.I have posted a few relevant links to the right hand side of this…

No Downtime Upgrade

I have had multiple conversations on software upgrade with a number of customers and wanted to share this particular usage scenario of virtualization technology. Software upgrade traditionally requires Delivery of new software to the embedded system Shutdown of service Shutdown of the system Installation of the new binaries Reboot of the system Restoration of service Between 2 and 6 of…