ACRN and Zephyr demo at Embedded World 2020

Embedded World 2020 is a wrap. This year the ACRN hypervisor and Zephyr RTOS were demonstrated together in Canonical’s Ubuntu booth. 

Since ACRN’s start in 2018 as a Linux Foundation project, the ACRN team focused on developing a hypervisor that is flexible, lightweight, open-source, and built with real-time and safety-criticality in mind. The Zephyr RTOS, another Linux Foundation project, strives to deliver the best-in-class RTOS for connected, resource-constrained devices and is built to be secure and safe. 

Canonical took advantage of this unique set of capabilities in open source projects by demonstrating single-system mixed workload consolidation based on Zephyr, Ubuntu, and ACRN.  The Zephyr RTOS runs specialized tasks requiring real-time capabilities or integrating functional safety modules,..

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ACRN Release Version 1.5

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.
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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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