VxWorks: Delivering on the Promise of Multicore
By Bill Graham
Wind River had a big week on the multicore front which included a significant presence at last week’s Multicore Developer Conference. In addition to keynoting the event, Wind River delivered two presentations on making the most out of multicore hardware platforms.
A key takeaway from the event is that the hardware has come a long way — in fact, we demonstrated VxWorks on the latest generation hardware such as the Freescale QorIQ T4240, a 12 core, 24 thread device that is a processing powerhouse. Also of note – we demonstrated the identical software on our Wind River Simics virtual system simulation of the Freescale QorIQ T4240.
What was critical about our message at the conference was that your runtime platform choice makes a big difference in terms of the amount of flexibility you have architecting your system. The goal of these sessions was to illustrate how architecture choice is key to maximizing the processing power provided by these new hardware platforms.