The ACRN Project made a splash at the Open Source Summit/Embedded Linux Conference Europe/OpenIoT Summit in October in Edinburgh, UK. In addition to being featured in an ongoing demo in the Intel booth at the conference, project architect Eddie Dong presented ACRN: A Big Little Hypervisor for IoT Development to a packed room with 112 attendees.
ACRN continues to be very well-received in automotive, industrial, and other IoT industries as an IoT-friendly lightweight hypervisor with a very small codebase. The project is concerned with making the hypervisor easier to certify for Functional Safety, which was of particular interest at this event due to the attendance of European automotive electronics companies. ACRN offers flexibility by allowing guest operating systems to share devices between VMs, or to create completely isolated hardware partitions. The ACRN demo showed that ACRN performs extremely well and provides support for Linux-based guest operating systems, with RTOS and other alternatives on the roadmap.
ACRN is a fully open source project hosted by the Linux Foundation. For more information about ACRN, lightweight hypervisor technology, and the potential for collaboration on your project, visit https://projectacrn.org.