Concurrent Technologies adds kernel hypervisor for secure virtualised environment

Embedded board specialist, Concurrent Technologies, has partnered with Lynx Software Technologies to provide solutions for applications requiring a secure virtualised environment.

The latter’s LynxSecure Separation Kernel Hypervisor enables simultaneous operation of general purpose and real-time operating systems (RTOS) and meets the US Department of Defense’s security needs, confirms Lynx Software. It is suitable for use on Concurrent Technologies’ rugged server TR C4x/msd and TR G4x/msd boards, which are available with 12-core Intel Xeon processor D-1500 and up to 64Gbytes of DDR4 ECC memory.

These boards, in conjunction with LynxSecure hypervisor technology, are suitable for high performance computing tasks that are common in ground and vehicle-based military applications. By having sufficient compute and memory resources, each processor board can run several self-contained, secure guest operating systems including Windows, Linux and RTOS such as LynxOS and LynxOS-178.

Glen Fawcett, CEO of Concurrent Technologies, observes: “Our Intel processor- based boards have hardware virtualisation capabilities and by partnering with Lynx Software Technologies, our customers can take advantage of these features to create solutions that are capable of meeting stringent security requirements.  In addition, these customers can consolidate several applications on a single server board like TR G4x/msd to significantly reduce the size, weight and power (SWaP) characteristics of their solution which is very attractive”.

John Blevins, director of product marketing of Lynx Software Technologies adds “Our LynxSecure separation kernel hypervisor is a great fit with the Concurrent Technologies’ range of rugged processor modules because it offers a compelling security solution for mission critical systems.  This is achieved by separating the guest operating systems and application code into self-contained partitions so that they can be modified without impacting the security architecture.”

Concurrent Technologies is an international ISO 9001:2015 company specialising in the design and manufacture of commercial-off-the-shelf and custom-designed industrial computer boards for critical embedded applications. The company was founded in 1985, and has offices in the USA, UK, India and China as well as a worldwide distributor network.  The company has a range of high performance Intel processor based VME, VPX, CompactPCI and AdvancedMC products, together with XMC (Express Mezzanine Card) products.  It is an affiliate member of the Intel Internet of Things Solutions Alliance.

Lynx Software Technologies develops kernel technology to create safe, secure systems. Its LynxOS-178 RTOS is the first and only time- and space-partitioned, FAA-accepted Reusable Software Component (RSC). Since it was established in 1988, Lynx Software Technologies has created technology that has been deployed in thousands of designs and millions of products made by leading automotive, communications, avionics, aerospace, medical, and transportation companies.  Lynx headquarters are located in San Jose, California, USA.

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