Space as the final frontier? Simulate for safety!

Space as the final frontier? Simulate for safety!

By Michel Genard Mythology tells the tale of Icarus burning his wings while flying too close to the sun. In the 16th century, Leonardo da Vinci sketched a flight machine, and flight became a reality in the 20th century. We have always looked up into the sky for new frontiers. The US government alone plans to invest $20 billion by 2027…
Tracealyzer for VxWorks – Overview and Getting Started Guide

Tracealyzer for VxWorks – Overview and Getting Started Guide

Guest Blog By Dr. Johan Kraft, CEO & Founder of Percepio Tracealyzer is a trace visualization and analysis tool for embedded software developers. The recently released Tracealyzer version 4 for VxWorks gives the developer an unprecedented insight into the runtime behavior, leading to reduced troubleshooting time and improved software quality, performance and reliability. Tracealyzer does not depend on special trace…

Why Virtualization Holds the Key to Application Portability

By Andreea Volosincu This week, at the Paris Air Show, new information was released on the cooperation between France and Germany for the next phase of the Future Combat Air System (FCAS). At previous announcements on the concepts, the program does not cover just a single aircraft, instead, it is a System-of-Systems that combines future fighter aircraft with unmanned systems (or…
5G, Autonomous Systems and the Revenge of Real-time and Determinism!

5G, Autonomous Systems and the Revenge of Real-time and Determinism!

By Michel Genard If you tend to look at the technology landscape through the lens of a cloud approach, you probably believe that infinite compute, storage and bandwidth are available to you thanks to the cloud.  In terms of scalability and elasticity, IT and most of the popular PaaS have largely demonstrated that this is possible -- just buy more…
The Cure for StarlingX FOMO at Open Infrastructure Summit

The Cure for StarlingX FOMO at Open Infrastructure Summit

By Jeff Gowan FOMO, for those who are unfamiliar, stands for "fear of missing out." If you weren't able to attend the Summit in Denver, or perhaps even if you did, some StarlingX "FOMO" could be understandable. After all, StarlingX made a strong showing at the Summit this year, with more than 15 sessions that covered aspects of the project from…
Co-existing with containers: Cloud Native solutions don’t need a greenfield

Co-existing with containers: Cloud Native solutions don’t need a greenfield

By Jeff Gowan Containers are widely regarded as the next big thing in telco virtualization technology, but what about the service providers who have already deployed VM-based solutions? Some communications service providers have already started virtualizing with virtual machines and VNFs and will want to continue that route for various reasons, but they will also want to adopt container-based technologies…
What Happens at Interop Stays at Interop!

What Happens at Interop Stays at Interop!

By Ron Breault After more than six months of discussions, conference calls, planning, and organization, something exciting and eagerly anticipated is about to occur in the world of Industrial Process Control Automation. The week of June 10th will see The Open Group hold the first ever Open Process Automation Forum (OPAF) Interoperability event!  This “members only” event will see companies…
VxWorks: A Long Love Story with Multi-core

VxWorks: A Long Love Story with Multi-core

By Michel Chabroux While it may seem mundane today to talk about multi-core, it used to be a big deal. Back in the day, all CPUs came with a single core (Zylog Z80, Motorola 68K, PowerPC 8xx, 386, etc.).  The one thing that CPU manufacturers did to provide more horse power was increase the frequency.  Eventually, the laws of physics…
Testing Against Cyber-Attacks with Simulation Technology

Testing Against Cyber-Attacks with Simulation Technology

By Michel Genard Cyber-security is often a story of the “weak link.” The following two recent cyber-security events involving USBs brings to light the importance of testing the system against cyber-attacks to eliminate this type of risk. The US Secret Service identified that a supposed foreign agent was using a USB key to upload malware into the IT infrastructure of…
Wind River Expands Global Presence with Costa Rica Operations

Wind River Expands Global Presence with Costa Rica Operations

Wind River is pleased to announce it has expanded its global presence with operations and an established site in Costa Rica. The company’s new San José office has a team working in customer support, engineering, finance, and tech support. “Wind River’s decision to open an office in Costa Rica was based on its great economic climate and nascent technology sector;…