Wind River has released an updated version of Wind River Hypervisor, its embedded virtualisation solution for single and multicore processors. The new Wind River Hypervisor 1.1 release supports the latest Intel processors and enables new inter-virtual machine communication capabilities. Additionally, debugging of virtual boards is now supported by the latest version of Wind River On-Chip Debugging.
Wind River Hypervisor makes it easier for customers to consolidate systems and adopt virtualisation and multicore technology in embedded devices. New features of Wind River Hypervisor include:
- Support for the latest Intel micro-architecture codename Nehalem-based processors, such as the Intel Xeon processor 5500 series as well as Intel Core i5 processor and Intel Core i7 processor utilising advanced virtualisation hardware assist capabilities.
- Integration with Wind River's industry leading operating systems, including the latest versions of VxWorks and Wind River Linux, while also supporting other operating systems for greater flexibility.
- Additional capabilities for inter-virtual machine communication, including support for MIPC (multicore/multi-OS interprocess communication), and virtual network and serial ports.
- When used in conjunction with recently released Wind River On-Chip Debugging 3.2, optimised for development of multicore, multi-OS and virtualised environments, developers can debug the most complex system-level issues such as race conditions, memory corruption and core synchronisation.
"Wind River is mitigating the risk for embedded development teams migrating to multicore architectures. Our product portfolio supports multicore and virtualisation using leading operating systems of today such as VxWorks and Wind River Linux, supported by Wind River Hypervisor," said Tomas Evensen, Chief Technology Officer, Wind River. "The breadth of Wind River's portfolio mitigates customer risk by providing integrated solutions supporting a broad choice of operating system configurations (SMP/AMP/virtualised). This allows customers to focus on perfecting their software architecture and creating innovative and differentiated devices."
The Wind River Hpervisor embedded virtualisation solution is available from Dedicated Systems Australia .