Having the ability to run multiple operating systems on a single embedded device offers device manufacturers the opportunity for significant savings in component costs and power consumption. Hosting multiple operating systems in a single embedded device presents new and unique opportunities such as dynamically instantiating new virtual machines for increased performance, creating internal isolated virtual networks, and provides the ability to run real-time applications alongside human machine interface (HMI) applications in graphics-rich operating systems such as Windows 7. However, to fully leverage the potential of mutli-OS platforms, embedded developers will require new approaches and tools that are virtualization aware.

In this webinar embedded-software experts will outline common performance and system problems and offer solutions and best-practices to reduce system complexity and cost while increasing performance.

What You Will Learn:

  • Application Performance and Consolidation scenarios: The technical and business reasons for consolidating multiple operating systems on a single device
  • Virtualization Performance and Consolidation opportunities:
    How embedded virtualization can offer new and unique configurations and solutions toward increased product performance, functionality and differentiation, such as virtual Ethernet networking and advanced and integrated development and debugging tools necessary for multi-OS development on virtualized platforms
  • Consolidation Multicore and Virtualization value equation: The business benefits of multi-OS consolidation and the case for an innovative approach and framework

Who Should Attend:

  • Software engineers, testers, architects
  • Development and engineering managers
  • Vice presidents of development, engineering, business development

Bill Graham, Product Line Manager, Wind River
Bill Graham is a software industry veteran with more than 20 years of management and development experience, spanning embedded and real-time systems, UML modeling, and object-oriented design. He is a frequent contributor of ideas and insights about many aspects of device software design and development through speaking engagements, web seminars, blogs, and articles. Prior to joining Wind River, he held marketing and product management positions at IBM Rational and Klocwork and engineer roles at ObjecTime, Cross Keys, and Lockheed Martin. He holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.

Chris Ault, Senior Product Manager, Virtualization Solutions, Wind River
Chris Ault’s experience ranges from software engineering to product management. He previously worked for Mitel, Nortel, Ciena, AppZero, and Liquid Computing, with a focus on application and server virtualization products, technologies, and sales. He holds electronics, computer science, and economics degrees from Carleton University and Algonquin College.