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Wind River: Tasty Embedded Linux Treat

Jun 08, 2009, 13:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jason Perlow)

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"A few months ago I wrote about Wind River's Multicore Hypervisor -- this is in effect a complete virtualization platform for consumer electronics devices and all types of embedded systems. Much like VMWare ESX, Citrix XenServer or Microsoft Hyper-V allows multiple instances of different X86-based operating systems to run within a single consolidated host server, Wind River's solution would allow different embedded OSes -- such as Google Android, Palm WebOS, Windows Mobile or even iPhone OS to run simultaneously on one device.

"Intel's Wind River device hypervisor would also permit a device manufacturer (say, an HTC, or a Samsung) to easily create a single reference single design for a smartphone or webpad/tablet that can run an entire lineup of OSes -- the carrier or the customer would need only choose what "flavor" of smartphone OS they wanted and run it in a virtual machine image on the device, thus greatly simplifying device development."

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