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Why Integrity Customers Get Free Support from Wind River

By Warren Kurisu Previously, our CMO John Bruggeman blogged  about the importance of Service  and Support for Linux.  He called it the killer app for Linux. We recently announced our new VxWorks and Wind River Linux platforms, which integrate the Wind River Advanced Networking Technologies.  This technology portfolio is a best-of-breed combination of technologies developed by Wind River and those…

VxWorks is helping make the world greener

By Warren Kurisu One of my favorite sponsorship activities is the Challenge X competition, brought to us by our partner National Instruments (NI). Seventeen teams were challenged to re-engineer a GM Equinox, a crossover sport utility vehicle to minimize energy consumption, emissions, and greenhouse gases while maintaining or exceeding the vehicle's utility and performance. Year 1 focused on modeling, simulation,…

Hi Mom, I’m home from Mars.

By Mike Deliman Scientists find evidence of ice on Mars. Not just "ice." We all know there's ice on Mars, seasonal ice caps and all. Ice. "Enough to create oceans" should it ever melt. And not just in one concentrated spot. This is pretty incredible news.  This isn't a prediction, but keep in mind, everywhere we've found water on "our"…

Real-time Reality

By Warren Kurisu I love Mondays. Most people hate them but I've always loved them. My family has grown to accept this. My co-workers have learned to tolerate this (it's when I hold my staff meetings). On Monday mornings I'm energized from spending the weekend with my family, my mind is clear and I can look ahead to the week's…

“Long ago, in a Galaxy far, far away”… perhaps not so far?

By Mike Deliman Can a planet exist such that you might see two "suns" setting each "night" ? It appears the answer is: yes. Bear with me... there's a press from NASA / CalTech / JPL below that's kind of cool, but before sharing that, here's stuff I get asked about all the time.  "Where's the cool stuff to see…

What About VxWorks?

By John Bruggeman There was quite a bit of media coverage about Wind River’s announcement last week, but if you haven’t already read about it, we acquired the intellectual property for RTLinux, the industry’s only commercially-available, hard real-time Linux technology developed by FSMLabs. You can learn more about it here. Now while the technology we acquired will be integrated with…

RTLinux acquisition from FSMLabs

By Paul Parkinson I was really pleased to see the news about Wind River's acquisition of RTLinux hard real-time Linux (ZDnet) from FSMLabs. Linux is already starting to be used in certain types of Aerospace & Defence applications due to its maturity (which I discussed in the previous blogs: 'Linux in Aerospace & Defence' and 'Linux fit for Defence'), but…

RDC in China

By Tomas Evensen I just came back from a couple of weeks in China. Fascinating country. Besides the usual customer visits, we also held three Regional Development Conferences (RDCs) in Shenzhen, Shanghai and Beijing. The RDCs were a huge success with on average more than 400 attendees per day. And they were all very interested in hearing about Wind River's…

Mitigating Risk

By Mike Deliman The phone rings.  A customer has an application destined for a high-risk environment, and somewhere in test they've found a new unanticipated condition.  A "Tiger Team" is formed - a group of experts who've "been here before", who understand the priority and the risks, and know how serious it is. Many times a Tiger Team may give…

VxWorks 6.4 POSIX PSE52 Conformance Certification

By Paul Parkinson In the post 'Great News for POSIX', Alex Wilson commented on the announcement that VxWorks has becomes the first operating system to achieve certified conformance to POSIX PSE52 Realtime Controller 1003.13 standard. Alex has also discussed the different POSIX profiles here. I was thinking about what this announcement means for developers? I have to confess that it's…