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,..
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…
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.