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Virtual Open Systems Newsletter

Edition of September 2022

In this edition of the Virtual Open Systems newsletter, we highlight relevant news and updates related to research, customers and product activities in the fields of virtualization, mixed-criticality, direct assignment development tools, products and consulting services.

  • Research: Big Data innovation projects from Horizon 2020
  • Development services: Safety critical development services
  • Open source innovation: First release of Virtio-loopback, linux hw abstraction layer
  • Product development: VOSySzator embedded system virtualization solution
  • Horizon Europe: 3 exciting R&D projects granted

Software products and services for automotive, industrial, IoT systems

Research: Big Data innovation projects from Horizon 2020

Virtual Open Systems webinar SR-IOV Virtual functions management

Virtual Open Systems Research and Development activities continue in the context of the dEsign enVironmEnt foR Extreme-Scale big data analytics on heterogeneous platforms (EVEREST) H2020 project targeting to develop FPGA virtualization solutions. In a webinar published recently, Virtual Open Systems presents the first results (the virtio based FPGA virtualization solution for Xilinx MPSoC platforms named virtio-fpga), and presents next steps related to SR-IOV Virtual functions management in a HPC/cloud context. The FPGA virtualization webinar is publicly available on the public channel of the EVEREST project, and the VOSyS company website.

Development services: Safety critical development services

ISO26262 know-how for software development services in automotive, industrial

Virtual Open Systems experience with safety relevant and certified developments started with development of the company flagship product VOSySmonitor in 2017, which was successfully one of the first virtualization solutions to be certified ASIL-C. Since then, the company safety critical development procedures were continuously used, extended and improved. Today, Virtual Open Systems makes these procedures available for customers who need the development of software extensions to be used in a certified environment in automotive, industrial, IIoT systems. Low level development activities such as operating systems extensions, or porting to new platforms can be developed leveraging the Virtual Open Systems safety development environment.

Open source innovation: First release of virtio-loopback, linux hw abstraction layer

Virtio-loopback abstraction layer for automotive

Virtual Open Systems has been chosen by the Linux Foundation to design and implement a virtio abstraction layer to boost portability and product-readiness of Automotive Grade Linux. Development activity are ongoing and the code is publicly available (with an open source license!) on the Virtual Open Systems gitlab website. The first release includes instructions for testing virtio-loopback both on an Armv8 system and on an x86 machine. A video demo showing virtio-loopback enabling the use of a vhost-user-rng device on a non virtualized systems is also made publicly available.

Product development: VOSySzator embedded system virtualization solution

Virtual Open Systems embedded system virtualization solution

The system virtualizator VOSySzator, newborn product from Virtual Open Systems, is in continuous development. Virtual Open Systems creates a new seamless solution to make virtualization in embedded devices easy. In the constrained scenarios typical of embedded systems, performance and efficiency are of utmost importance where device pass-through (also known as device attachment) plays a relevant role. With VOSySzator product, Virtual Open Systems provides system engineers and integrators with a solution that highly simplifies the usage of device pass-thorough technology, allowing to run almost unmodified BSP images inside a virtual machine. A virtualized BSP brings important advantages over a bare-metal execution, first of all the possibility to implement fast and bullet-proof OTA solutions and checkpoint mechanisms able to greatly improve the maintenance, upgrading and reliability of the whole system.

Horizon Europe: 3 exciting R&D projects granted

Virtual Open Systems will tackle new exciting challenging Horizon Europe research projects starting from January 2023, Vitamin-V, NANCY and AERO:

Virtual Environment and Tool-boxing for Trustworthy Development of RISC-V based Cloud Services

Vitamin-V targets to deploy a complete hardware-software stack for cloud services based on cutting-edge cloud open-source technologies for the RISC-V cores developed in EPI, leveraging on an innovative RISC-V virtual execution environment. The Virtual Open Systems action will focus on the virtualization and containerization layers of the computing stack that allows running VMs and containers on top of the RISC-V architecture by powering virtualization techniques.

An Artificial Intelligent Aided Unified Network for Secure Beyond 5G Long Term Evolution

The NANCY project is going to enable personalised, multi-tenant, and perpetual protection wireless networking by developing three complementary technologies for beyond 5G systems, and for which Virtual Open Systems will provide support for the development of the AI virtualizer allowing to intelligently exploit the unutilized or underutilized computational resources using machine learning algorithms:

  • A new radio access network (RAN) technologies using blockchain, that will boost the dynamic scalability;
  • Machine learning and artificial intelligence algorithms to transform beyond 5G RANs into intelligent platforms;
  • Integration of multi-access edge computing (MEC) in order to provide almost-zero latency and high-computational capabilities at the edge.
Accelerated EuRopean ClOud

AERO aims to build an open-source EU processor software ecosystem that encompasses a wide range of software components ranging from operating systems to compilers, runtimes, system software and auxiliary software deployment services for cloud computing. Virtual Open Systems's contribution will be focused on the low level software layer of the Arm-v8 general purpose processor integrated in the project platform. More in particular, the Virtual Open Systems contribution will be delivered via two main axis: extensive open source virtualization support for Arm and RISC-V and security and Safety critical real time support.

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