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KURT moves to kurt.mobi sticky icon

Altreonic is separating kurt.mobi as the new business unit with a focus on electro-mobility.  All KURT related content is now available from at http://www.kurt.mobi web portal.

From the archives: the origins of VirtuosoNext

VirtuosoNext Designer can be considered of a 5th generation of the Virtuoso RTOS, whose origins go back to 1991. It was the first RTOS that was completely distributed and mainly used for parallel DSP applications, often in the demanding aero-space-defense domain. Some target system had 12000 processors, the most prominent one was ESA's Rosetta spacecraft. Later on it was redeveloped from scratch using formal modeling in the OpenComRTOS project. The latter was a milestone as it resulted in a much cleaner architecture using a generic "Hub" entity. The latter resulted in a code size that was up to ten times smaller than before. See first attachment.

This history and experience is still very present in the current VirtuosoNext that has been ported to many state of the art modern MP-SoCs. In addtion, it adds fine grain space and time partitioning but still applications will run mostly unmodified from lower end microcontrollers like the ARM-M3 to high-end Soc like the TI C6678 8-core DSP and targets like ARM-A9 on OMAP4460 and Freescale (now NXP) 7448 PowerPC.

Therefore, it is fun to find back one of the older publications on Virtuoso on Academia.edu. The reader will notice the radical change in the architecture. While the original Virtuoso RTOS had actually a microkernel as well as an assembly written nanokernel (written in assembler), the latter makes no sense anymore on today's advanced processors. Latencies are now measured in nanoseconds without having to use assembler. Enjoy the papers in attachment.

GoedelWorks links with production and ERP

GoedelWorks is Altreonic's environment to guide the systems engineering process from early requirements till the last implementation item. This can be a mechanical or electric component, a piece of software or a procured subsystem component. GoedelWorks henceforth provides improved support for entering the production stage after the engineering project has been approved.

Independent Certification for CPS

With the increasing introduction of embedded software and electronics in the infrastructure and with systems becoming interconnected, society as such is becoming highly dependent on the correct functioning of these systems. Besides the economic necessity, there is also a growing safety and security risk whereby single failures can be very disruptive and even catastrophic.

Altreonic op Mobiliteit 2050

Bezoek Altreonic op Mobiliteit 2050 Congres/Expo op 9 Juni 2016 te Brussel (Tour & Taxis) en maak kennis met het KURT electrisch voertuig platform.

EN: Visit Altreonic at Mobiliteit 2050 Congress/Expo on 9th June 2016 in Brussels (Tour & Taxis). Meet the KURT electric vehicle platform.

Packet Switching for Mobility: Bringing It All Together in the Smart City

Altreonic has published a new article on the Move Forward website

This is the 4th part of the series on applying packet switching for mobility. In this article, we bring it all together. In attachment the complete series of four articles in a single text.

 

Packet switching for Mobility: measuring mobility efficiency

Altreonic has published a new article on the Move Forward website. Below the abstract:

In earlier sections we advocated applying some of the principles of packet switching, the backbone technology of Internet and telecom, to mobility and transport. After all, the similarity is clear. Packets carry bits, vehicles carry people and goods. How should we measure its efficiency?

Videoclip with KURT

Altreonic has released a first video clip showing off the capabilities of the KURT first production prototype.

Altreonic invited speaker at HIPEAC, Spring CSW in Porto

Eric Verhulst will be speaking at the Spring Computer Systems Week in Porto, presenting at a thematic session on Program transformation and analysis approaches for future computing systems (ProTrans). Title of the presentation: "From CSP to Interacting Entities for programming and modelling". Details can be found here.

Packet switching for mobility: The cost, ride and vehicle sharing app

Altreonic has published a new article on the Move Forward websiteBelow the abstract:

In an earlier article, we advocated applying some of the principles of packet switching, the backbone technology of internet and telecom, to mobility and transport. After all, the similarity is clear. Packets carry bits, vehicles carry people and goods. In a first of a series of three articles, we'll explore some possibilities. We'll start by analysing the impact of sharing vehicles.

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