Thought Leadership

Multicore webinar

By Colin Walls

My next webinar will be on Tuesday 29 September [revised date]. The primary focus will be the differences between a hypervisor and a multicore framework and their pros and cons. Here are the details:

Hypervisor vs Multicore Framework

Multicore embedded systems are becoming increasingly common. The most popular software architecture is Asymmetric MultiProcessing (AMP), where each core runs its own operating system or may have no OS at all. Such systems generally need some overall supervisory software that provides control of boot order and inter-core communication and security. There are broadly two options: a hypervisor or a multicore framework, such as those based on the OpenAMP standard. This session explores the characteristics of these two approaches and outlines their pros and cons, leading to guidance on making the choice.

The webinar is, of course, free of charge and there will be ample time for Q&A. Registration and further information may be found here.

UPDATE – As a result of a technical issue, this webinar was unable to run and has been rescheduled to Tuesday 29 September. There will be 2 sessions at times that cover Europe and North America.

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