Wind River Launches Multicore Device Software Initiative to Proliferate Adoption of Multiprocessing in Devices
|Company Partners With ARM, Broadcom and Freescale to Outline Strategic DSO Initiative to Enable Unparalleled Multicore Performance Gains Within the Device Industry|
ALAMEDA, Calif., March 21 -- Wind River Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: WIND - News), the global leader in Device Software Optimization (DSO), today announced the launch of a strategic initiative to drive standardization and widespread adoption of multicore architecture and solutions in the device market. Wind River's Multicore Processing (MCP) initiative combines the company's thought leadership in standards and open source organizations with the delivery, deployment and global support of innovative software, and integration with leading semiconductor technologies. A critical element of Wind River's DSO strategy, this initiative is targeted at providing device manufacturers with the software solutions they need to build devices that can leverage the performance benefits of multicore hardware components. In order to bring this strategy to market, Wind River continues to work closely with leading technology companies including ARM, Broadcom and Freescale.
Multicore processor designs combine two or more independent processor cores into a single unit, often on one integrated circuit. With today's exponential advances in processor speed and traditional single-core processor designs reaching their limits, intense competition is pushing manufacturers to use multicore designs in order to continue delivering exponential performance improvements. While multiprocessing enables customers to improve performance and scalability, increase efficiency, and lower costs, it also introduces increased levels of complexity. The device industry is therefore facing new obstacles as it attempts to leverage multicore advancements, including more complex software architecture models with inadequate development tools and lack of industry standards.
With over 25 years of experience in the Device Software Optimization market, Wind River is uniquely positioned to unlock the value in multicore processing from a software platform perspective. As such, Wind River is acting as the central point of the industry's movement towards enabling multicore devices to get to market faster, with better quality and enhanced functionality.
The Five Key Components of Wind River's Multicore Processing Initiative are:
1) Driving Industry Standardization By Chairing Multiple Standards Bodies
2) Enabling Rapid Device Prototyping and Debugging Through Multicore Optimized Development Tools
3) Delivering Run-Time Optimization With Choice in Operating Environments and Deployment Options
4) Providing an Open, Integrated Multicore and Multiprocessing Partner Ecosystem
5) Speeding Time to Market Via Direct Access to Multiprocessing Experts via Global Services and Support
"One of the biggest obstacles to widespread multicore technology adoption in the device industry is the lack of a software ecosystem that is optimized to support the advantages from this next-generation of processors," said John Bruggeman, Chief Marketing Officer, Wind River. "Wind River is stepping up to address all of the complexities device manufacturers are now encountering in today's hyper-competitive environment, as they move to adopt this transformative technology. We are committed to leading standards bodies and providing standards-based technologies to ensure the choice, flexibly and ease-of-use that will ultimately enable the widespread adoption of multicore."
About Wind River
Wind River is the global leader in device software optimization (DSO). Wind River enables companies to develop and run device software faster, better, at lower cost and more reliably. Wind River platforms are pre- integrated, fully standardized enterprise-wide development solutions. They reduce effort, cost and risk and optimize quality and reliability at all phases of the device software development process from concept to deployed product.
Founded in 1981, Wind River is headquartered in Alameda, California, with operations worldwide. To learn more, visit Wind River at http://www.windriver.com or call 800-872-4977.
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