Intel Industrial Solutions System Consolidation Series
Intel's Industrial Solutions System Consolidation Series greatly simplifies the ability to use virtualization technology to combine what were previously discrete subsystems into a single system by pre-integrating key software and hardware components, thus reducing development time for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Systems based on this integrated solution should enable product manufacturers to reduce cost and complexity because multiple factory functions are consolidated, resulting in decreased operating expense, factory footprint, energy consumption, and integration and support effort. The solution contains an industrial computer with a power-efficient, quadcore Intel Core™ i7 processor with Intel Virtualization Technology and supports common I/O for industrial applications such as RS-232/422/485, USB 2.0 and 3.0, Ethernet, VGA+DVI dual-display output by DVI-I connector, and mini-PCI Express sockets. The platform is fanless and ruggedized for use in industrial environments and includes a minimum 120GB solid-state drive and 16GB DDR3 memory. The solution integrates a production-ready virtualization software stack with three preconfigured virtual machines (VMs) running a combination of real-time and embedded operating systems. Developers can utilize the two instances of Wind River VxWorks RTOS to run applications with real-time performance requirements while simultaneously running embedded and/or general-purpose applications on Wind River Linux 5.0. To help developers port their applications to the multi-OS environment, the development kit provides the Wind River Workbench development environment.