The new middleware arrives just two weeks after Intel debuted a new
embedded framework for embedded systems, bundling its PC management code
along with software from its McAfee and Wind River divisions.
is reflecting what we also see as the desire for a complete embedded
software stack so people don’t have to worry about the nuts and bolts
when so many new devices are emerging,” said the spokesman.
still has a role to play on top of what [Intel] offers,” said the
spokesman. “Oracle is coming from the applications down while Intel is
coming from the chip up, and I think we are complementary at the end of
the day,” he said.
“The rapid growth of the Internet of Things is
increasing demand for the delivery and deployment of standard based
applications which are capable of collecting and managing data and data
traffic from numerous embedded devices,” said Nandini Ramani, vice
president of engineering for Java Client and Mobile Platforms at Oracle,
speaking in a press statement.
More than 3 billion devices now support Java, and the software is downloaded more than 1 billion times a year, Oracle said.
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.