VxWorks at the Intel Developer Forum 2010



The Intel Developer Forum (IDF) is one the key industry events for Intel. It's happening this week at the Moscone Center in San Francisco . Wind River as you would expect, is playing a big role at the conference and, in particular, VxWorks is being well represented this year. I've listed the demos we have at our booth (#101 – please drop by) and the presentations we'll be doing at the show. If you're going to IDF this week let me know how it went and what you saw.


Wind River Network Acceleration Platform: The NAP as it's known, is our high performance multicore platform for high bandwidth network processing. This solution is pre-integrated on Intel hardware and provides a bundled solution leverage our Wind River Hypervisor for supervised Asymmetric Multiprocessing (AMP) of Linux (for control) and a lightweight version of VxWorks for the dedicated packet processing. This platform achieves line speed processing for gigabit Ethernet interfaces. The live demo will show its high throughput capabilities.

Wind River Development Kits: We are showing off some of our Intel-based development kits from our board vendor partners at the booth. These kits include VxWork RTOS or Wind River Linux, Wind River Workbench and board support package for each platform. The software is packaged on a convenient USB stick.

Kontron nanoETXexpress-SP Embedded Development Kit for Graphics Development in Real-Time Environments (Atom Z530, Wind River VxWorks, and Wind River Tilcon Graphics Suite)

Emerson MicroATX Motherboard Embedded Development Kit for Linux and Real-Time Environments (Core i7, Wind River Hypervisor, Wind River VxWorks, and Wind River Linux)

Kontron VX6060 Embedded Development Kit for Altivec Migrations (Core i7, Wind River VxWorks, and NASoftware)

Kontron AT8050 Embedded Development Kit for 10G Network Acceleration (Dual Xeon 5600 and Wind River Network Acceleration Platform)

Emerson ATCA-7365 Embedded Development Kit for 10G Network Acceleration (Dual Xeon 5600 and Wind River Network Acceleration Platform)

Wind River JTAG Debugging, Hypervisor, SImics: The Workbench On Chip Debugging (JTAG), Simics and Hypervisor demos will also be shown working with VxWorks RTOS and Wind River Linux.


Revolutionizing Network Equipment with IA Multi-core Silicon

Presented by Glenn Seiler, Senior Director of Market
Development, Wind River

Tuesday, September 14, 11 a.m.–11:50 a.m., Room 2001

This presentation is about the economics of multicore
solutions for networking and how the power and performance gains from multicore
is enabling the bandwidth requirements of next generation networking.

Boot Loader Solutions for Intel Atom Processor-Based
Embedded Devices

Presented by Joe Lepine (Wind River) and Michael Rothman

Monday, September 13, 2:10 p.m.–3:00 p.m., Room 2006

This presentation talks about embedded-class booting options
for Intel Atom-based systems. As you may know BIOS-based booting is not ideal
for embedded systems that need to be powered up and running in milliseconds
rather than multiple seconds.

Driving Down IP Network Development Costs: Packet Processing
on Intel Architecture

Presented by Mark Guinther (Wind River), Jim St. Leger, and
Venky Venkatesan (Intel)

Wednesday, September 15, 10:15 a.m.–11:05 a.m., Room 2006

This presentation discusses our Network Acceleration
Platform and how it reduces cost and power for network processing while
offering incredible throughput. This will also be of interest for people
interested in advanced multicore architectures.

Q&A: Packet Processing on Intel Architecture

Presented by Mark Guinther (Wind River), Rajesh Gadiyar,
Edwin Verplanke, Jim St. Leger, and Venky Venkatesan (Intel)


dnesday, September 15, 2:05 p.m.–2:55 p.m., Room 2006

A panel session with experts from Wind River and Intel on
network packet processing on Intel platforms. 

As you can see, lots of good stuff this year and I'm excited to see VxWorks being shown off, not just by itself, but integrated into solutions with our own tools and hypervisor and with our board vendor partner platforms. Have a good show!