LynxSecure Support for 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ Processor Family
In conjunction with the launch of the 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ processor family, LynuxWorks, Inc. announced LynxSecure 5.1 support of the 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i7 and Intel® Core™ i5 processor families. LynxSecure is a separation kernel and embedded type 1 hypervisor that provides an environment in which multiple guest operating systems (OSes) and their applications can execute at the same time, in their own virtual partitions, without compromising security, reliability or data integrity.
“The 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i7 and Core™ i5 processors deliver an incredible performance breakthrough by utilizing a new 22nm process technology and 3D Tri-Gate transistor architecture resulting in lower power requirements, better cooling and increased performance,” said Arun Subbarao the VP of Engineering for LynuxWorks, Inc. “The multi-core and virtualization support that LynxSecure offers for these next generation of Intel® processors helps maximize the performance and security of applications running on a wide selection of virtualized guest OSes and allows them to take full advantage of all Intel's performance improvements including the new integrated Intel® HD Graphics 4000 engine.”
"By supporting the 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i7 and i5 processors at launch, LynuxWorks continues to offer developers the opportunity to utilize the advanced features that Intel provides in each new generation of our processors,” commented Matt Langman, director of product marketing for the Intel Intelligent Systems Division. “Our highly integrated 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors deliver an unprecedented package of high performance and energy efficiency to support virtualized platforms in dense computing environments.”
The new generation of Intel® Core™ processors offers a new 22nm manufacturing process and utilizes a three-dimensional structure to pack more transistors into a smaller space, delivering an unprecedented combination of performance and energy efficiency. Intel also changed the architecture of the integrated Intel® HD Graphics 4000 engine delivering up to two times 3D graphics performance. The new generation of processors are software compatible with previous 32-bit Intel® architecture processors. These new embedded processors are aimed at meeting the needs of developers in retail, medical, gaming, military, government and energy industries, and when combined with LynxSecure offer a unique platform for developing next-generation embedded systems.
LynxSecure 5.1 provides one of the most flexible secure virtualization solutions for use in Intel® architecture based embedded and computer systems. Designed to maintain the highest levels of military security, and built from the ground up to achieve it, LynxSecure 5.1 now offers an industry-leading combination of security with functionality, allowing developers and integrators to use the latest software and hardware technologies to build complex multi-OS based systems. LynxSecure offers two virtualization schemes, para-virtualized guest OSes such as Linux and LynxOS-SE offering maximum performance, and fully virtualized guest OSes such as Windows, Solaris and Chromium OS requiring no changes to the guest OS. Another key feature that LynxSecure offers is the ability to run guest OSes that have Symmetric Multi-processing (SMP) capabilities. The new quad-core Intel® Core™ i7 processor makes this feature a reality by allowing one of the guest OSes to run across multiple cores, offering performance never seen before in a virtualized embedded system.
Posted by Sara Cohen, Editorial Intern
June 4, 2012