Virtualization

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The Beauty Of Partitioning

By Mark Hermeling Developing for multicore often asks for new approaches to architecting embedded systems. A low-core-count multicore processor, say a 2 or 4 core processor, could be configured to use a single operating system in a SMP configuration. This would give one single OS control over both cores and is often a valid configuation. The OS should have features…

Kill Bugs: Volume 1

By Emeka Nwafor The Bride: [Japanese] I need Japanese steel. Hattori Hanzo: [Japanese] Why do you need Japanese steel? The Bride: [Japanese] I have vermin to kill. Hattori Hanzo: [English] You must have big rats if you need Hattori Hanzo's steel. The Bride: [English] ... Huge. (from Kill Bill: Vol. 1)I will probably need the help of a therapist to assist me in decoding why…

Wind River Hypervisor 1.1

By Mark Hermeling As you would expect from a market leader like Wind River, we have been busy, extremely busy. Busy with talking to customers and helping them define how they plan to adopt multicore and virtualization in their roadmaps, but also busy with progressing our own roadmap.Today we are announcing Wind River Hypervisor 1.1, with added support for the…

Blog Article: Boundaries are Disappearing

By Mark Hermeling Ok, so I got a little bit of flak verbally, through email and Skype for unilaterally declaring 2010 the year of embedded virtualization. People seem to agree though, it is a hot technology, and a technology that can change the way that we develop embedded systems.This post by George Zimmerman talks about how integration of technologies leads…

2010 Is The Year Of Embedded Virtualization

By Mark Hermeling I believe that 2010 will be the year of embedded virtualization, all the signs point in the right direction. It always takes a while for new technology to grab the imagination of embedded device developers. Embedded developers are traditionally a conservative bunch, however, the benefits of virtualization can not be ignored, even by them.Continue Reading >>

Article: Multi-Core Slow Down

By Mark Hermeling An interesting article by Dan Woods on Multi-core slowdown. The article tries to temper people's expectations with regards to mArticle: Multi-Core Slow Downulticore. The basic argument goes: A multicore processor has more raw processing power, but it requires the software load that runs on top of that processor to be able to use those cores, if not,…

Paper: Multicore and Multi-OS

By Mark Hermeling Travel has it's disadvantages (30 hours door to door Ottawa to Singapore in an old United 747 for example). But it also has it's advantages: here I find myself at the airport with free wireless and a couple of hours to kill. I should really go through my inbox, but scanning the web for interesting papers and…

Three Flavours of Virtualization

By Mark Hermeling Here is a great article on the Intel Tools and Software Blog on the three flavours of virtualization: Binary translation, para virtualization and hardware assist. Sharon covers all three flavours briefly, but well balanced. The message boils down to: you decide, which is consistent with many conversations I have every day with customers. It is Wind River's tasks…