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Intel's Wind River preps server to deliver VMs into home routers

Intel is starting to deliver on its vision of x86-powered modem/routers in the home , as its Wind River subsidiary releases a server dedicated to delivery of functions to virtual customer premises equipment (CPE). The new offering is aimed at telcos, who for years have struggled to get customers to buy more than carriage. …
Simon Sharwood, 10 Feb 2016
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NASA rover coders at Intel's Wind River biz axed – sources

Exclusive Intel-owned Wind River – the maker of the VxWorks software used in NASA rovers, spacecraft, military computer systems, and industry – has laid off a number of its most experienced staff, sources tell The Register. We've learned that some of the engineers hit by this quiet "reduction in force" have been with the Alameda, …
Chris Williams, 24 Sep 2015
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Curiosity Rover's OS has backdoor bug

Canadian security researcher Yannick Formaggio has detailed a significant flaw in VxWorks, the real-time operating system (RTOS) made by Intel subsidiary Wind River. Speaking at the 44CON event made famous last week, Formaggio detailed how an integer overflow mess allows remote code execution in the operating system. Formaggio …
Simon Sharwood, 14 Sep 2015
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HP links arms with Wind River in NFV tie-up

HP has anointed Wind River as its partner of choice to help it break into the next virtualisation battleground, telecommunication carriers. The two companies announced a partnership to put Wind River's Titanium server into HP's Helion OpenStack implementation. NFV – network function virtualisation – aims to put operations …
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US government fines Intel's Wind River over crypto exports

The US Government has imposed a $750,000 fine on an Intel subsidiary for exporting encryption to China, Russia, Israel and other countries Wind River Systems was fined for exporting products that incorporated encryption to foreign governments and to organisations on the US government restricted list. The controversial move …
John Leyden, 17 Oct 2014
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Xen to practice art of motor vehicle embedded development

The Xen Project has launched an “Embedded and Automotive Initiative” to take its virtualisation project under the hood. The idea seems to be that virtualisation will make life easier for those packing computing power into cars. Today, developers and auto-makers alike bemoan the fact that cars often require different systems …
Simon Sharwood, 19 Aug 2014
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Tintri boss returns to techie role, brings in startup-flogger as CEO

Tintri has hired itself a new CEO, with founder Kieran Harty stepping aside from that role to become chief technical officer. Nimble Storage, Tintri, and Tegile are three hybrid array startups that aim to serve as many hot data accesses from fast flash as possible while reserving disk storage for less-active data. They are …
Chris Mellor, 16 Oct 2013
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Intel stretches hypervisor across Xeon 5600, Freescale

Last week, chip maker and operating system wannabe Intel revved up its Wind River Linux with a version 4 update, putting a piping hot and steamy fresh Linux kernel at the heart of its cross-platform, embedded Linux platform. This week, the related Wind River Hypervisor is tweaked with a 1.2 release. Wind River was already on …
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Intel broaches fresh barrel-o-Linux

Intel is not just a chip maker, but also a peddler of Linux and VxWorks operating systems for embedded devices thanks to its $884m acquisition last year of Wind River. This week, the semiconductor giant's Wind River subsidiary rolled out Wind River Linux, which has a Linux kernel that is so fresh that the heat from Linus Torvald …
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Intel's Wind River quintuples telecom throughput

Wind River has introduced what it calls an "ultra-fast" packet-forwarding platform for overburdened telecom providers. Just how fast is ultra-fast? According to a Wind River release, when running on Linux on an Intel Xeon 5500-based reference board, the new Network Acceleration Platform managed iPv4 forwarding at a rate of 21 …
Rik Myslewski, 28 Apr 2010
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Intel's Wind River tweaks embedded OS for Core i7

When Intel shelled out $884m to buy embedded software supplier Wind River Systems last year, the company did so because it had big plans to expand into the embedded computing market with its own processors. But the embedded space has a number of compete architectures, and Intel is in the uncomfortable position of having to …
The Register breaking news

Wind River takes Android commercial

Embedded specialist Wind River has launched a validated version of Google's Android platform, bringing revenue generation to the open-source model. Android gets a lot of attention for being free, but most manufacturers would prefer to pay for their handset OS in exchange for support and improved capabilities, as well as …
Bill Ray, 8 Dec 2009
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Wind River punts homegrown hypervisor

One thing that Intel will inherit when it closes its $884m deal to acquire embedded and real-time operating system maker Wind River this summer is a new cross-chip virtualization hypervisor that the software maker has created all by its lonesome. Every watt, every clock cycle and megabyte, and every dollar count in the …

Intel paying $884m for Wind River?

Comment Financially struggling chip maker Intel is paying $884m to take over embedded operating system supplier Wind River Systems. Why would it do that, you may ask. Well, the best answer, of course, is because it can. Intel's launching and continuing support of the Moblin variant of Linux for netbooks shows that the chip maker knows …
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Sun's Niagara gets Linux (again)

Server maker Sun Microsystems has a new Linux partner for its "Niagara" family of multicore processors and their related servers: Wind River Systems. Sun has plenty of sway with telecom companies and the network equipment providers that make the switching gear they use. But since the dot.com bust, Carrier-Grade Linux has been …

MontaVista joins Moblin crew

Linux tool vendor MontaVista is joining the Moblin community, the Intel-sponsored group that's putting a Linux stack on the low-power Atom processor. MontaVista specializes in tools for building embedded Linux apps on mobile devices like cell phones and GPS systems. Joining forces with Moblin could help the firm break into the …
Austin Modine, 4 Mar 2009
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IBM shadow looms over next Eclipse

The question of whether IBM wields too much influence over Eclipse is again in the air, with Foundation members critical of the first steps towards the platform's next release. Eclipse executive director Mike Milinkovich has responded to concerns over an apparent lack of diversity and of a railroading of technical decisions …
Phil Manchester, 11 Mar 2008

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