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: https://projectacrn.github.io/latest/reference/hardware.html
We are pleased to announce the release of ACRN™ hypervisor version 2.4.
What’s New in v2.4
Extensive work was done to redesign how ACRN configuration is handled, update the build process to use the new configuration system, and update the corresponding documentation. This is a significant change and improvement to how you configure ACRN but also impacts existing projects, as explained in the next section.
We’ve also validated the hybrid_rt scenario on the next generation of Intel® Core™ processors (codenamed Elkhart Lake) and enabled software SRAM and cache locking for real-time performance on Elkhart Lake.
The ACRN hypervisor added libvirt and Kata to its latest offering, enabling a myriad of orchestration software stacks in the cloud and IoT space, meeting the demand of edge computing and smart factory mixed and critical workloads.
The ACRN Hypervisor Service Module (HSM), which is needed to run Linux in the ACRN User and Service VMs, is now merged in the 5.12 mainline kernel.