June 11, 2018

Crack Open ACRN – A Device Hypervisor Designed for IoT

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ACRN
ACRN is a flexible, lightweight reference hypervisor, built with real-time and safety in mind.

As the Internet of Things has grown in scale, IoT developers are increasingly expected to support a range of hardware resources, operating systems, and software tools/applications. This is a challenge given many connected devices are size-constrained. Virtualization can help meet these broad needs, but existing options don’t offer the right mix of size, flexibility, and functionality for IoT development.

ACRN™ is different by design. Launched at Embedded Linux Conference 2018, ACRN is a flexible, lightweight reference hypervisor, built with real-time and safety-criticality in mind and optimized to streamline embedded development through an open source platform.

One of ACRN’s biggest advantages is its small size — roughly only 25K lines of code at launch.

Read more at The Linux Foundation

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