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Wind River Turns 30: Looking Back and Moving Forward

By Tomas Evensen  2011 marks Wind River’s 30th anniversary. The big 3-0…it’s a major landmark moment in anyone’s book. This year, we’ll be taking time to honor this milestone with a retrospective of Wind River’s history and also a series of employee stories.  In my many years with the company, Wind River always impressed on me the concept of  being bigger than just…

Safety-Critical Systems Symposium 2011

By Paul Parkinson I'm looking forward to the 19th annual Safety-Critical Systems Symposium which is being held in held in the UK next week. The conference programme covers a range of subjects including safety cases, testing of safety-critical systems, updates to safety standards, and technologies. On the Thursday afternoon, I will be presenting a paper Safety, Security and Multicore. Wind River will be participating…

Cybersecurity Testing & Trusted Platforms

By Paul Parkinson In 2009, security concerns were raised about the use of Chinese telecoms equipment in the UK's critical national infrastructure ('Spy chiefs fear Chinese cyber attack', The Times), and the potential for the equipment to be inadvertently or deliberately subverted in a cyber attack. So, I was interested to read a ZDNet UK news article last week about…

Cost of security

By Alex Wilson Having read Paul Parkinson's blog about  the UK National CyberSecurity Strategy, it was interesting to read this article on the US government moves towards cloud computing. I have always been surprised by the seemingly complacent attitude towards security, especially with our approach of downloading daily patches and security fixes to the variety of software installed on our…

Embedded Virtualization in Gaming

By Mark Hermeling A few weeks ago I found myself in the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas. My reason for being there was a seminar that Wind River was organizing together with Intel and AVNET specifically focussed on companies that build gaming. The main topics were graphics, manageability and of course, virtualization. I am always eager to fold real-life…

Variable and Deterministic

By Jakob Engblom A virtual platform like Wind River Simics is generally designed to be deterministic. Determinism brings a host of benefits to users (repeatability of bugs, reverse execution, bug transportation, etc.), but is also easily misunderstood. Quite often, users fear that they will lose an important "feature" of a physical machine - its built-in variation across runs of the…

Updates to our VxWorks MILS platform, including a new High Assurance Network Stack

By Bill Graham This week we announced the latest update to our VxWorks MILS Platform, (for Multiple Independent Levels of Security) which includes a new High Assurance Network Stack (HANS) and guest OS support for Wind River Linux. In a previous post I discussed the growing importance of security in embedded systems. However, in so-called high assurance environments used by…

It’s Time for Testers to Step Up

By Paul Henderson RTC Magazine recently published an article that I wrote called "Time to Rethink Software Testing for Embedded Devices". In it I describe some of the new techniques that are possible, and I believe necessary, to delivery high quality device software for embedded devices. When staying 'positive' doesn't pay Getting negative with white box testing Focusing on the…

The High Cost of Poor Quality – Brand, Market, Budget

By Paul Henderson I’m continuing my series on our embedded device industry software testing survey conducted in April-May 2010 with almost 900 respondents (see previous blog posting).  If you’d like a copy of the full report in pdf, please drop me an email at paul.henderson@windriver.com and I will send it to you.In this section of the survey we asked participants…