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Virtualization software update joins Linux with VxWorks “Platforms”

May 25, 2005 — by Henry Kingman — from the LinuxDevices Archive
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Jaluna has announced that its platform virtualization software supports Wind River Platforms that began shipping earlier this week. Jaluna OSware, Linux Edition, enables VxWorks and Linux-based applications to run side-by-side on a single processor, without additional hardware, according to Jaluna.

Wind River on Monday announced Linux versions of several of its vertical-market OS and middleware stack “Platforms.” The new Linux-based Platforms include a General Purpose Platform, as well as an Automotive Platform; the company had previously shipped a Linux version of its Platform for Network Equipment, aimed at ATCA-based carrier-grade systems.

Jaluna says OSware, Linux Edition is the only available commercial solution that enables semiconductor vendors and OEMs to build single-processor Linux-based mobile phones while keeping their legacy RTOS-based communications software stacks intact. It targets IP set top boxes, mobile phones, and network equipment.

Although Wind River has vowed to support all of its Platforms under both operating systems (OSes) where appropriate, it also says some functionality may be available only under one OS or the other.

Jaluna says its OSware, Linux Edition uses partitioning and virtualization technology to manage multiple OS instances simultaneously on a single hardware platform. The technology enables semiconductor vendors and OEMs to keep their legacy RTOS-based stacks untouched, Jaluna says, while adding a Linux OS, middleware, and applications.

Jaluna was the fourth-best-funded startup in France in 2004, receiving a $12M investment in September of 2004. It first announced VxWorks support under OSware/Linux in April of 2003, and in March announced OSware/Linux support for Mentor Graphic's Nucleus RTOS. Jaluna earlier partnered with MontaVista on Linux phone software.

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