Wind River Linux release steps up focus on IoT designs

October 06, 2015 // By Graham Prophet
Wind River Linux 8 is the latest release with increased scalability for, Wind River says, addressing the opportunities and challenges of IoT. It uses a kernel and toolchain from the upcoming Yocto Project 2.0 release. The company also introduced new features for Wind River Open Virtualization.

The latest version of Wind River Linux delivers a reduction in set-up and installation time, allowing engineers to start developing applications within minutes. It uses the latest kernel and toolchain from the upcoming Yocto Project 2.0 release, Linux kernel 4.1, and GNU toolchain 5.2. Driving a broad ecosystem of silicon partners, Wind River Linux features hardware support for the latest Intel architecture, as well as ARM, MIPS, and PowerPC.

Wind River Linux 8 will serve as the baseline for all existing technology profiles, including Carrier Grade Profile for Wind River Linux, Security Profile for Wind River Linux, and the newly enhanced Open Virtualization profile for building and deploying a cloud operating system. The new features enable cloud services and high-performance computing capabilities to integrate a compute node to a number of frameworks or infrastructure providers.

“Wind River Linux allows customers to extract vast amounts of business intelligence and value from their data, and supports devices of all sizes, architectures, and industries—from general purpose and high-performing real-time devices to carrier grade, virtualization, and highly secure military applications,” said Dinyar Dastoor, vice president and general manager of operating system platforms at Wind River. “With the latest version of Wind River Linux and our updated Open Virtualization profile, we are delivering a versatile and robust Linux offering to the market that is ideally suited for the development of IoT devices.”

Developed from the Yocto Project open source development infrastructure, Wind River Linux uses the latest Linux kernel as its upstream source to ensure customers have commercially-supported access to the newest advancements from the open source community. Wind River Linux is part of the Wind River Helix portfolio of products enabling IoT advancements.

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