Wind River Announces Support for Dual-Core Intel(R) Xeon(R) Processor LV 2.0 GHz
ALAMEDA, Calif. — March 14, 2006 — Wind River Systems, Inc.
(NASDAQ:WIND), the global leader in Device Software Optimization (DSO), today
announced that Wind River® Platform for Network Equipment, Linux Edition now
provides architecture support for the new Dual Core Intel® Xeon® Processor LV
2.0 GHz. By supporting Intel’s next-generation dual-core technology, Wind River
now provides Linux customers with an out-of-the-box, dual-core ready device
software platform for creating new networking applications such as wireless
infrastructure, IP telephony and enterprise networking.
Wind River Platform for Network Equipment is a DSO solution that enables
companies to decrease time-to-market and improve quality for a variety of
devices, from expensive chassis-based carrier-class equipment to
resource-constrained, price-sensitive consumer electronics products. Based on a
Carrier Grade Linux distribution, Wind River Platform for Network Equipment,
Linux Edition, has been integrated with many of the industry’s most popular
telecom boards, making it an ideal fit for the telecommunications and high-end
data networking markets. It supports the emerging PICMG 3.x Advanced
Telecommunications Computing Architecture (ATCA) specification and various
high-availability functions, and includes a standards-based interprocess
communication (IPC) mechanism that connects the Linux and VxWorks editions of
As Wind River's DSO customers demand higher levels of power and
performance, Wind River's Platform for Network Equipment, Linux Edition provides
a commercial grade solution", said John Bruggeman, CMO of Wind River. "Built
upon the Linux 2.6 kernel along with Open Source Development Lab (OSDL) Carrier
Grade Linux 3.0 specification, the performance benefits of Wind River's Linux
Platform and Intel's new dual-core processor, provide our joint customers with a
standards-based solution which will optimize their networking applications."
"Our new dual core processor provides significant improvements in performance
per watt for customers who are developing demanding network access
applications," said Ton Steenman, general manager of Intel’s Infrastructure
Processor Division. "And the availability of out-of-the box, dual-core ready
software, like the Wind River Linux-based device software platform, means our
customers can speed development of higher performing networking solutions based
on industry standards such as AdvancedTCA and Carrier-Grade Linux."
As part of its complete network infrastructure solution, Wind River now
offers a Network Infrastructure Services Practice, with professional outsourcing
and consulting services specifically designed to help device manufacturers meet
strict market deadlines while keeping development costs down. Services include
device design, network management and security, network compliance testing,
wireless networking support, layer 2 Ethernet switching, BSP/LSP and device
driver optimization, legacy application and infrastructure migration, Linux
migration and real-time best practices.
Wind River is an Associate Member of the Intel® Communications Alliance,
a community of communications and embedded developers and solutions providers.
The Wind River logo is a trademark of Wind River Systems, Inc., and Wind River and VxWorks are registered trademarks of Wind River Systems, Inc. Other marks used herein are the property of the respective owners.
Intel and Intel Xeon are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries
Wind River, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC), is a world leader in embedded and mobile software. Wind River has been pioneering computing inside embedded devices since 1981 and its technology is found in more than 500 million products