By Mark Hermeling
of the questions I have been wrestling with is how to best demonstrate
capabilities related to multicore and virtualization. Demonstrations
involving booting, restarting a core, quickly reconfiguring virtual
board layout, performance and so forth are all very important, but
demonstrating them is rather dull. There is no fireworks, nothing that
grabs attention with a Zang.
It gets better of course
when you add graphics to the mix, maybe multiple Linux virtual boards
combined with multiple VxWorks virtual boards on a dual-core processor,
where one of the Linux boards handles graphics, VxWorks handles some
form of hardware, maybe a sensor, an actuator, CAN bus or radio.