Wind River launches new Linux version for Internet of Things applications

Wind River launches new Linux version for Internet of Things applications
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Wind River, a subsidiary of Intel, has launched Wind River Linux 8 to facilitate rapid development of applications by cutting down time for set-up and installation. The software brings together scalability and better user experience along with open source benefits such as interoperability and flexibility.

The newest version of Wind River Linux incorporates the latest kernel and toolchain being utilised in the forthcoming Yocto Project 2.0 release, Linux kernel 4.1, and GNU toolchain 5.2. Such features provide customers with access to the latest open source developments.

Wind River Linux 8 offers hardware support for the architectures of Intel, ARM, MIPS and PowerPC while operating as the standard for current technology profiles such as Carrier Grade Profile for Wind River Linux, Security Profile for Wind River Linux.

The software also supports the Open Virtualization profile, which has been boosted with new features to improve the building and deployment of cloud operating systems. This will facilitate the integration of a compute node to several frameworks or infrastructure providers.

Wind River vice president and general manager of operating system platforms, Dinyar Dastoor, said: “Wind River Linux allows customers to extract vast amounts of business intelligence and value from their data, and supports devices of all sizes, architectures, and industries—from general purpose and high-performing real-time devices to carrier grade, virtualisation, and highly secure military applications.”

Wind River’s open source offerings are on display at the Embedded Linux Conference Europe that runs from 5-7 October 2015 at Wind River Booth No. 5. in hearing industry leaders discuss subjects like this and sharing their IoT use-cases? Attend the IoT Tech Expo World Series events with upcoming shows in Silicon Valley, London and Amsterdam to learn more.

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