Green Hills Software and Curtiss-Wright Controls Bring Secure Virtualization to Rugged Environments

8th November 2011
Posted By : ES Admin
Green Hills Software and Curtiss-Wright Controls Bring Secure Virtualization to Rugged Environments
Green Hills Software and Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing have announced the availability of the INTEGRITY Multivisor for CWCEC’s SVME/DMV-186 and VPX6-187 single board computers (SBCs). INTEGRITY Multivisor is Green Hills Software’s multicore, microkernel-based Type-1 hypervisor.
INTEGRITY Multivisor provides the software foundation for safe and secure consolidation and separation of disparate real-time critical, safety-critical, and security-critical applications running alongside potentially untrusted guest operating system environments. CWCEC’s SVME/DMV-186 and VPX6-187 SBCs feature the eight-core Freescale QorIQ P4080 processor, enabling unprecedented levels of consolidation and providing significant reductions in size, weight, and power (SWaP). The INTEGRITY Multivisor has been optimized and tuned for the Freescale QorIQ P4080 processor, taking full advantage of the hardware-assisted virtualization features of the silicon. Initial support is available for Freescale Linux as a guest operating system. Multivisor also provides native support for the P4080’s advanced networking engine, the Data Path Acceleration Architecture (DPAA). DPAA provides hardware-accelerated packet processing for high performance networking and communications.



Embedded virtualization plays an increasingly important role in military control and communications equipment as legacy systems are updated to new hardware environments with new features and capabilities. Multivisor preserves legacy software infrastructure by allowing the migration of legacy applications from outdated hardware into compartmentalized virtual machines running on new, high performance platforms. Today’s platforms are able to accommodate multiple legacy systems from a diverse supplier base and still have room for growth in future capabilities. INTEGRITY Multivisor enables this secure, reliable consolidation and expansion.



“We’re pleased to be partnering with Curtiss-Wright by delivering secure virtualization for their high performance COTS hardware platforms,” commented Gordon Jones, vice president and general manager, INTEGRITY Secure Virtualization, Green Hills Software. “Together, the INTEGRITY Multivisor and Curtiss-Wright SBCs provide the ultimate platform for safe and secure consolidation of aerospace and defence applications, independent of their mission criticality.”



“Green Hills Software brings proven secure software virtualization to critical computing applications,” said Lynn Bamford, vice president and general manager of Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing. “The combination of their INTEGRITY Multivisor software and our high performance multi-core single board computers delivers performance-critical, security-critical and safety-critical solutions to our aerospace and defence customers.”



Availability

INTEGRITY Multivisor for SVME/DMV-186 and VPX6-187 is available now.


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