The INTEGRITY Multivisor for two families of COTS single-board computers (SBCs) provides secure consolidation of aerospace and defense applications and reduces cost and size, weight, and power (SWaP). Designed into the SVME/DMV-186 and VPX6-187 SBCs from Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing, the multicore, microkernel-based Type-1 hypervisor from Green Hills Software also allows for separation of disparate real-time critical, safety-critical, and security-critical applications running alongside potentially untrusted guest operating system environments.
Multivisor preserves existing software infrastructure by allowing the migration of legacy applications from outdated hardware into compartmentalized virtual machines running on new high-performance platforms. Optimized and tuned for the SBCs’ eight-core Freescale QorIQ P4080 processor, the Multivisor takes advantage of the hardware-assisted virtualization features of the silicon. It supplies initial support for Freescale Linux as a guest operating system. It also provides native support for the P4080's advanced networking engine, the Data Path Acceleration Architecture (DPAA), which offers hardware-accelerated packet processing for high-performance networking and communications.
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