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Intel® 12th Gen Core™ CPU Commercial Platform Now Available for ACRN™ v3.x!

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We are delighted to announce that the first Intel® 12th Gen Core™ CPU (formerly known as Alder Lake) systems from ASRock Industrial are now supported by ACRN and available to the open source community.

12th Gen Intel® Core™ desktop processors are the first Intel® Core™ processors to feature performance hybrid architecture for industrial embedded use. It combines two new core microarchitectures, Performance-cores (P-cores) and Efficient-cores (E-cores), on a single processor die. The integrated GPU (iGPU) features enhanced graphics performance for graphics virtualization through Single Root I/O Virtualization (SRIOV), fast Artificial Intelligence (AI) with hardware acceleration and Intel® Xe Architecture and last but not least Real-Time Capabilities such as Intel® Time Coordinated Computing (Intel® TCC) and Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) that help ensure smooth operation across multiple edge devices in industrial implementations.

In order to provide a seamless experience, the ACRN team has validated two systems for basic functionality based on ACRN v3.0 and above. For further information about these systems, please refer to the URLs below:

For the complete list of platforms supported by ACRN, visit:

ACRN Hypervisor Release Version 3.0

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The ACRN v3.0 release offers a major developer experience update including a new Configurator UI simplifying setup for the hypervisor and VMs, adds additional supported hardware for industrial use cases, Debian packaging, and new features and enhancements.

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Happy 4th Birthday, Project ACRN™!

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It’s hard to believe the Project ACRN Hypervisor was announced at the US Embedded Linux Conference three years ago, March 15, 2018. Here’s a summary of key milestones over these last three years, including the most recent merging of ACRN patch sets into the Linux 5.12 kernel. Congratulations to the ACRN community, and Happy Birthday!

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ACRN Hypervisor Release Version 2.5

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ACRN v2.5 introduces a new technology preview for nested virtualization (running a VM inside a guest VM), using an EFI stub as an alternative for end-to-end secure boot, scalability improvements through modularization, and continued improvements to the configuration and build process.

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ACRN Virtual Meet-Up Europe 2021

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The ACRN team is hosting a free two-day virtual Meet-Up, brought to you by Intel. Please join us 25-26 May, to learn more about ACRN, how far it has come over the last three years, and where it is headed. The Meet-Up is intended for developers with a technical profile and interest in hypervisor solutions, but no prior knowledge of ACRN is required.

Date: Tuesday, 25th of May, 2021
Time: 9AM to 1PM (Central European Time)

9:10AMACRN Introduction and Architecture
9:50 AMReal-Time Management and Performance Optimization
10:30 AMFunctional Safety Design and Certification Plan
11:10 AMBreak
11:30 AMInstallation and Configuration Introduction
12:10 PMEnabling ACRN on New Hardware Platforms
12:50 PMConclusions
1:00 PM End

Date: Wednesday, 26th of May, 2021
Time: 9AM to 1PM (Central European Time)

9:00AM Welcome
9:10 AMOrchestration with Libvirt and Kata Container
9:50 AMBoot Process and Secure Boot
10:30 AMCommunity & Development Model
11:10 AM Break
11:30 AMDebugging ACRN (Tracing & Logging)
12:10 PMInter-VM Communication Introduction
12:50 PMConclusions
1:00 PMEnd

Here’s the link to register and get an invitation to attend. We hope to see you there!