Wind River Announces Support for RMI Corporation's Multi-core Multi-threaded XLR Processors with Wind River's Carrier Grade Linux and VxWorks SMP Platforms

CORRECTION NOTICE: The following copy of the press release includes certain corrections to the originally issued press release. The corrections clarify that Wind River On-Chip Debugging does not currently support RMI¹s XLR and XLS processor product lines, and that Wind River Workbench offers development, integration and support for the XLR product line only.

Alameda, CA, April 29, 2008 – Wind River Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIND), the global leader in Device Software Optimization (DSO), today announced it has extended support for RMI Corporation's multi-core multi-threaded XLRProcessor™ Family with its Carrier Grade runtime platforms, Wind River Platform for Network Equipment, Linux Edition 2.0 and SMP-ready VxWorks 6.6. This additional support will enable RMI's enterprise and network infrastructure customers:

  • To deliver higher performance, multicore-powered products with reduced risk and development investment

  • To speed time-to-market by using commercially available and supported run-time platforms and developer tools with support for multiprocessing

  • To increase productivity by using the same development process and environment as for uniprocessor development, leveraging SMP extensions to existing development tools

  • To adopt a flexible design approach using Wind River's expertise and broad technology support for multiprocessing

"The Wind River and RMI partnership provides mutual customers the flexibility and assurance they need to build market-specific networking and security applications," said Glenn Seiler, director of networking solutions, Wind River. "By pre-integrating RMI's multi-threaded processing engines with Wind River technology, customers can leverage an out-of-the-box solution which reduces their overall product time-to-market and helps them remain aggressive in today's competitive market place."

Wind River's Platform for Network Equipment, Linux Edition 2.0 and VxWorks 6.6 products include out-of-the-box board support packages for RMI's XLR™ Processor. Combined with Wind River Workbench, these products offer a comprehensive solution for the XLR Processor family and are optimized for wireless, SMB, SOHO, SME and enterprise networking, wireless infrastructure, and service provider OEM equipment markets. In addition, Wind River Advanced Networking Technologies accelerate implementation of solutions for the same market segments.

Wind River Advanced Networking Technologies include:

  • Core Networking: Dual IPv4/IPv6 support - IPv6 phase2 logo certification

  • Security: IPsec, IKE v1, IKE v2, SSL, SSH, 802.1x, EAP framework, NAT, Firewall

  • Wireless Networking and Wireless Security: 802.11 a/b/g; 802.1x, 802.11i, WPA/WPA2

  • Mobile IP: MIP home agent, foreign agent and mobile node

  • Network Management: SNMPv1/v2/v3, AgentX, CLI, Web

  • Routing: Policy-based Routing, Virtual Routing Redundancy Protocol (VRRP), Equal Cost Multi-Path routing (ECMP)

  • Quality of Service: ALT-Q, Differentiated Services (DiffServ)

"We continue to work closely with Wind River on its development programs as the relationship between the two companies is important to our success in the network infrastructure and enterprise markets," said Mark Litvack, director of business development, RMI. "The support of the Wind River Platform for Network Equipment and VxWorks for the XLR Processor family is a key building block to our existing comprehensive eco-system and we are delighted to be partnering with them."

RMI® products push the edge of processor technology in performance and integration, and are used by system and original equipment manufacturers to address the infrastructure, enterprise, and consumer markets. The company's XLR™, XLS™, and Alchemy™ processor families are based on an innovative MIPS-compatible architecture creating highly-integrated designs incorporating advanced internal architectures and built on leading-edge silicon process technologies.

Support and Availability
Both Wind River Platform for Networking Equipment, Linux Edition version 2.0 and SMP-ready VxWorks 6.6 offer board support packages for RMI's XLR processors available today. Additionally, Wind River Workbench also offers integration and support for RMI's XLR product line.

About Wind River
Wind River is the global leader in Device Software Optimization (DSO). Wind River enables companies to develop, run and manage 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 or call 1-800-872-4977.

The Wind River logo is a trademark of Wind River Systems, Inc., and Wind River and VxWorks are registered trademarks of Wind River Systems. RMI Corporation, RMI, the RMI logo, XLR, XLR Processor, XLS, XLS Processor, Alchemy and the other trademarks named on the RMI website are trademarks of RMI Corporation. All other marks used herein are the property of the respective owners.

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Global Corporate Communications