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ACRN Release Version 1.5

By January 10, 2020April 24th, 2020Blog

We are pleased to announce the release of ACRN™ Hypervisor version 1.5 which introduces a number of new features.

Version 1.5 major features

What’s New in v1.5

  • Basic CPU sharing: Fairness Round-Robin CPU Scheduling has been added to support basic CPU sharing (the Service VM and WaaG share one CPU core).
  • 8th Gen Intel® Core ™ Processors (code name Whiskey Lake) are now supported and validated.
  • Overall stability and performance has been improved.
  • An offline configuration tool has been created to help developers port ACRN to different hardware boards.

See the full release notes and latest documentation for more information about this 1.5 release.

Document updates

Many new reference documents are available, including:

Refer to the ACRN version 1.5 release notes for more details.

About the ACRN™ Project

ACRN is a flexible, lightweight reference hypervisor, built with real-time and safety-criticality in mind, optimized to streamline embedded development through an open source platform. To learn more, please visit

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