Virtualisation absorbed in the RTOS, for the IoT; Webinar - 20th Aug (Wednesday)

August 19, 2014 // By Graham Prophet
Wind River has introduced a virtualisation profile for the next generation version of the VxWorks real-time operating system (RTOS). The profile extends the scalability capabilities of the VxWorks 7 Core Platform by integrating a real-time embedded, Type 1 hypervisor into the core of the RTOS.

Through being embedded, the Virtualization Profile allows VxWorks users to consolidate multiple workloads on a single processor. It provides robust, safe and secure partitioning across all market segments, from automation control to medical scanners to avionics control systems -- critical in today's era of the Internet of Things (IoT). OS-agnostic, the profile allows combinations of VxWorks, Linux, Windows and other operating systems to share the memory and cores of a multi-core processor or system-on-chip (SoC).

VxWorks has been re-architected with a modular approach leading to the separation of the VxWorks core operating system from packages such as the file system or networking stack. As a result, individual applications can now be updated at any time without requiring a rework or retest of the entire system, increasing scalability and the ability to quickly adjust to market changes.

Wind River will be hosting a webcast, titled, “Meeting Today’s IoT Device Challenges with Virtualisation and Consolidation,” this Wednesday, August 20. For more information and to register for the webcast, visit http://bit.ly/Y1kyvf.

More information about Virtualization Profile for VxWorks; http://tinyurl.com/VxWorksVirtualization

Wind River; www.windriver.com