According to Sue Hares, director of networking solutions, Green Hills Software, GHS's approach to system virtualization enables a complete Linux operating system and its applications ecosystem to securely and seamlessly coexist with the performance, reliability-critical, and real-time portions of networking devices ” all on a single general purpose microprocessor.
System availability is increased, she said, by eliminating the possibility for a non-critical application failure or corruption in the Linux environment to compromise the critical real-time packet traffic applications and services running on the INTEGRITY RTOS.
High availability and secure isolation between networking subsystems is assured by INTEGRITY, and its Common Criteria EAL6+ certified operating system mechanisms. The INTEGRITY advanced security architecture prevents denial-of-service attacks while guaranteeing optimal real-time performance for packet processing applications.
At the conference, the company demoed its Fulcrum Reference Vegas Platform a 48-port 1-Gigabit Ethernet switch chip reference system. The Vegas reference platform consists of the Green Hills Platform for Secure Networking, called Gate, and commercial-grade routing and switching software.
Using Green Hills Software's secure virtualization architecture, a standard Linux operating system that executes on the Freescale MPC8548 general purpose processor of the reference platform, provides system management functionality and other services.
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