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Wind River, Intel Collaborate On Multicore

By | March 4, 2009
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Wind River announced at Embedded World in Nuremberg, Germany, that it is working with Intel to market multicore processing solutions for the embedded market. The two companies will align research and development, sales and marketing, professional services and engineering resources, initially targeting the aerospace and defense, network infrastructure, industrial and other market segments.

The collaboration will focus on four technology optimizations enabling the transition to multicore: optimization of Wind River VxWorks and Wind River Linux on Embedded Intel architecture processors; optimization of Wind River’s hypervisor technology for Intel processors, including utilization of Intel Virtualization Technology; increased interoperability of development tools for analysis and tuning of multicore devices; and integration of Intel compiler and performance primitives into Wind River multicore software platforms for Intel processors.

“The pace of multicore technology adoption has been slowed because hardware and software vendors have not been collaborating at this level,” said John Bruggeman, Wind River chief marketing officer. “Now two industry leaders are coming together to address the challenges associated with enabling software for multicore processors.”

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