Supporting the Wind River Systems VxWorks operating system on Intel architecture is valuable for customers who would like to preserve their application software and evaluate other architectures for comparison purposes or for architecture conversion. Products from Wind River Systems, particularly VxWorks, offer a great opportunity to address multiple architectures with the same real-time operating system (RTOS). Furthermore, the continuous development and migration of multicore platforms has increased the focus on migrating software to multicore and performance optimizations given a specified software workload and certain hardware resources.