Wind River Systems, the California, US-based provider of Device Software Optimization (DSO), today introduced a multicore software solution for device development, which aims to help companies solve complex business challenges by taking advantage of multicore processing and virtualization.
In connection with today’s announcement, Wind River announced that it will introduce a scalable hypervisor that aims to enable virtualization for devices across a broad range of vertical markets, including networking, industrial and consumer devices. The ability to virtualize hardware allows multiple operating environments to share underlying processing cores, memory and other hardware resources.
Wind River’s hypervisor will incorporate the same design practices and technology that Wind River uses for its products, such as Multiple Independent Levels of Security (MILS). The hypervisor will be tightly integrated with VxWorks and Wind River Linux, and can support a variety of other operating systems. It will be available for early access in August 2008.