Demo of Workload Consolidation on Edge Devices

A demo of “Industrial IoT Edge to Cloud” develops an end-to-end scenario using many innovative open-source projects. The use case presented is an industrial edge node running real-time and Artificial Intelligence (AI) workloads on a single platform.
This demo featured a number of open-source projects and technologies relevant to the IoT and Edge domains. This included Project ACRNTM (IoT hypervisor), Zephyr ProjetTM (RTOS), and Intel® Optimization for TensorFlow* (AI), Docker (Container OS-virtualization). Through real-life use cases and hypothetical scenarios, the demo showed how combining diverse projects enables new functionalities such as advanced workload consolidation….

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ACRN Release Version 1.4

We are pleased to announce the release of ACRN™ Hypervisor version 1.4 which introduces a number of new features.

What’s New in Release Version 1.4

  • ACRN now conforms to the Microsoft* Hypervisor Top-Level Functional Specification (TLFS).
  • ACRN scheduler framework re-architected.
  • WaaG (Windows as a guest) stability and performance has been improved.
  • Real-time performance of the RTVM (preempt-RT kernel-based) has been improved.

See the full release notes and latest documentation for more information about this 1.4 release…

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ACRN Project Releases Version 1.3

We are pleased to announce the release of ACRN™ Hypervisor version 1.3 which introduces a number of new features.

What’s New in Release Version 1.3

  • Introduced the`acrn-config` tool to configure the VM and hypervisor from a XML configuration file at build time. See ACRN Configuration Tool Manual
  • OVMF supports Graphics Output Protocol (GOP), allowing Windows logo at guest VM boot time.
  • Platform-level coordinated graceful shutdown (S5) for User VMs.
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ACRN™ and Intel Drive Chery EXEED’s Transformation of the Automotive Experience

Have you ever driven home after work and wanted to stay in your car to relax a little more instead of going inside of the house?

Because of the rapid advancement in technology, our cars are no longer simply a means of transportation, but are now the “second living space” in our lives. Our expectation is now for cars to become mobile living rooms where we can socialize and entertain. The essential In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) systems need to support more complex operating systems,..

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ACRN Project Releases Version 1.2

We are pleased to announce the release of ACRN™ Hypervisor version 1.2 which introduces a number of new features.

What’s New in Release Version 1.2

  • Support for OVMF as virtual boot loader for Service VM to launch Clearlinux, VxWorks or Windows. Secure boot is also supported
  • Support for Kata containers.
  • Windows as a Guest (WaaG): USB host (xHCI) mediator
  • Virtualization support for Always Running Timer (ART)
  • Various bug fixes and enhancements

See the full release notes and latest documentation for more information about this 1.2 release…

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Project ACRN at Open Source Summit + Automotive Linux Summit Japan 2019

Big changes are coming to the world of hypervisors. The open source Project ACRN is a device hypervisor targeting Edge and IoT devices. ACRN supports multiple Operating Systems (OSes) with diverse software stacks and a variety of workloads to run on the same platform enabling significant workload consolidation. Its small footprint means that it can be used in resource constrained environments. As Functional Safety (FuSa) hypervisors are being increasingly relied on to handle multiple workloads with speed and security,..

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ACRN Contributes to the Success of the 1st Open Source IoT Projects Community Event

The 1st Open Source IoT Projects Seminar was held on June 11-12 in Shanghai hosted at the Intel Zizhu Office. This is a new event and the first time that we have run a community meeting focused on promoting open source projects in the IoT arena. Themed ‘Open Source Drives IoT, From Device to Edge’, and sponsored in collaboration with the ACRN, AliOS, Celadon, Clear Linux, ROS 2, StarlingX and Zephyr projects,..

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ACRN Project Releases Version 1.1

We are pleased to announce the release of ACRN™ Hypervisor version 1.1 which introduces Hybrid Mode and support for Zephyr, VxWorks and Windows as new Guest Operating Systems.

In this reference release, we use Clear Linux* as the Service OS (SOS) and User OS (UOS).  Android* and other Linux* based OSes can also be used as a UOS.

See the full release notes and latest documentation for more information about this 1.1 release…

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Open Source Drives IoT From Device to Edge

The 1st PRC IoT Open Source Projects Seminar will be held from June 11 to 12, 2019,We are very pleased to invite you to attend the Event in Shanghai.

Open source is now mainstream in all software stack, Intel is leading open source software development which covers a large span of technologies from virtualization, real-time, security and safety etc. Numerous IoT innovations can benefit from these open source projects, from device to edge to cloud with Intel platforms…

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