Wind River has introduced a virtualization profile for the next generation version of its VxWorks real-time operating system (RTOS). Virtualization Profile for VxWorks 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.
The Virtualization Profile allows VxWorks customers 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 multicore processor or system-on-chip (SoC).
VxWorks has been re-architected with a highly 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 Virtualization and Consolidation ,” on Wednesday, August 20 .