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 1.4

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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