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The Tides are Changing for Embedded Linux

Original Air Date: Apr 5, 2012 | Duration: 60 minutes Webinar
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Overview:
It wasn't too long ago using open source software like Linux was considered a key differentiator. Engineering teams could download the Linux kernel, add a few packages, and prototype a simple design or proof of concept.  Many companies embarked on this path and successfully rolled out first and even second generation products. This simplicity helped Linux become commonplace in many embedded designs.

Today, the tides are changing. The easy download and go approach has turned into a challenging NO GO reality for product teams. Embedded Linux has drifted into deeper waters with faster currents and more complex requirements. Successfully navigating Linux-based designs into the oncoming choppy waters of multicore hardware, virtualization, and mixed OS environments requires more advanced technical expertise, significantly better tools, and optimized runtime solutions that will help project teams stay focused on core competencies and key product differentiators.

Join Wind River for in-depth discussion on the changing tides of using embedded Linux and how to keep your next design out of the riptide. This webinar will take a look at:

  • The evolving business challenges with embedded Linux
  • Innovations changing the game like security Enabled Linux, data plane software, and hypervisors
  • Advancements in tools for greater code analysis, debugging, and testing
  • Scaling Linux investments across multiple projects

Presenter:
Glenn Seiler, Senior Director, Linux Product Management, Wind River Systems
Glenn is the Senior Director for Linux Product Management at Wind River Systems. Glenn is responsible for creating and managing Linux and Open Source product initiatives that solve critical problems for Wind River customers in our key market segments including Networking, Industrial, Transportation, Defense and Aerospace. Glenn has been in the Operating System industry for nearly 30 years and has been a strong advocate for Open Source and Open Standards. Glenn was one of the original members of the Carrier Grade Linux Workgroup and he is also a contributor to the SCOPE Alliance Carrier Grade OS committee and is on the Board of Directors for the OpenSAF Foundation. Glenn has been with Wind River since 2005 and prior to Wind River Glenn held Director of Product Management positions at MontaVista Software and BSDi and Product Management roles at SCO and Texas Instruments.

Glenn holds a BS in computer science from Stephen F. Austin University and a Masters of Computer Science degree from Texas State University.

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