virtualization

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Unsuspecting Benefit of Virtualization

By Chris Ault I came across an article the other day that was discussing forthcoming innovations in the automation industry. The article discusses how Ethernet is becoming ubiquitous for manufacturing, closing the numerous and incompatible communications protocols and media enabling communication among the various control and controlled systems. The article then goes on to draw industrial automation into the cloud for things such as inventory…

Embedded Virtualization Opens New Possibilities

By Mark Hermeling One of the things that stands out in many customer visits that I do is that embedded virtualization often enables possibilities that the customer never thought possible. This of course is a good thing, it may enable them to put a new product to market that the customer had never thought of. In a few cases I…

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…

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

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…