multicore

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The Advent of Multi-core MILS

By Paul Parkinson It has been a rather long time since my previous blog post. I intended to post a blog before the holidays regarding our partner Curtiss-Wright's announcement about VxWorks MILS support on the VPX6-187, but I simply ran out of time! So here it is as my first blog post of 2013. The Curtiss-Wright new release was actually quite a game changer. To…

Virtualization on Handsets or not?

By Mark Hermeling Here is an interesting article, continuing a discussion thats has been going on for a long time on mobile virtualization. It argues the case that a single mobile phone can run multiple operating systems using virtualization. A bit of googling will show that this is indeed already the case. However, there is a big caveat typically that…

Embedded Virtualization and Multi-Core

By Mark Hermeling VDC has released a recent report showing that multi-core is making fast inroads in embedded systems and we are seeing that at Wind River as well. There are exciting new possibilities with these chips, we have never had this much processing power in such small packages. Take for example Freescale's new P4080 chip, 8 cores, 2 memory…

VxWorks in Education: University of São Paulo, Brazil – Part 3

By Bill Graham In the third and final part of my interview with Professor Glauco Caurin we discuss multicore and virtualization and why they are working with us on their research projects.Q: Are your students learning about multi-core processors  and programming? What about multi-OS systems including virtualization, i.e.  systems that have more than one OS on a single processor?We are…

What a month!

By Mark Hermeling I have been back in Ottawa now for just over a week after my 5 week trip through Europe and am working through my notes from the past month. And what a month it has been, in an earlier post I jokingly declared 2010 the year of embedded virtualization and this is certainly ringing true. 26

Multicore: Simplify by understanding key use cases

By Bill Graham Wind River's CTO, Tomas Evensen gave a keynote at the Multicore Expo in San Jose entitled "Surviving the Software Avalanche: Simplifying Multicore". There certainly has been much discussion of multicore by many people (myself included) over the years but we are getting to a point now that we are seeing multicore use cases coalescing in the marketplace.…

VxWorks helping to bring LTE Down Under

By Bill Graham Our customer, Huawei, recently announced they have been chosen to deploy Australia's first LTE network. This is great news because Huawei's LTE base stations are built using VxWorks - the VxWorks Platform for Networking Equipment to be exact. It's also great news because we are starting to see the fruits of our customers' efforts come to reality…

Article: Multi-Core Slow Down

By Mark Hermeling An interesting article by Dan Woods on Multi-core slowdown. The article tries to temper people's expectations with regards to multicore. The basic argument goes: A multicore processor has more raw processing power, but it requires the software load that runs on top of that processor to be able to use those cores, if not, the software could…

Paper: Multicore and Multi-OS

By Mark Hermeling Travel has it's disadvantages (30 hours door to door Ottawa to Singapore in an old United 747 for example). But it also has it's advantages: here I find myself at the airport with free wireless and a couple of hours to kill. I should really go through my inbox, but scanning the web for interesting papers and…

Three Flavours of Virtualization

By Mark Hermeling Here is a great article on the Intel Tools and Software Blog on the three flavours of virtualization: Binary translation, para virtualization and hardware assist. Sharon covers all three flavours briefly, but well balanced. The message boils down to: you decide, which is consistent with many conversations I have every day with customers. It is Wind River's tasks…