|[December 17, 2012]
NASA Relies on Wind River Simulation Technology for Long-Term Cost Savings
ALAMEDA, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
River®, a world leader in
embedded and mobile software, has announced that NASA's Independent
Verification and Validation (IV&V) Program is using Wind River (News - Alert) Simics, a
full system simulator, for its high-fidelity simulator product, GO-SIM.
NASA's IV&V Program was founded as part of NASA's strategy to provide
the highest achievable levels of safety and cost-effectiveness for
mission-critical software. Because its primary business includes
software test and verification, software simulations are an essential
part of the business. For this reason, Simics has become an important
component of NASA's IV&V group's GO-SIM product. GO-SIM's functions
include loading and running unmodified flight software binaries,
executing flight scripts, performing single-step debugging, injecting
errors via the ground system, stressing the system under test, and
validating findings from other analyses.
Simics enables target software to run on a virtual platform the same way
it does on physical hardware. Along with Simics' capabilities of
scripting, debugging, inspection and fault injection, it enables users
to define, develop and integrate their systems without the constraints
of physical target hardware. Simics allowed NASA's IV&V team to simlate
their target hardware, ranging from a single processor to large,
complex, and connected electronic systems, and build its GO-SIM product
with all the desired features.
"It is gratifying to know that Wind River has enabled the NASA IV&V
group to successfully meet its goals to develop a complete simulator in
a reduced time frame and at a lower cost than if it had performed
traditional hardware simulations," said Michel Genard, vice president of
tools and lifecycle solutions at Wind River. "In addition to minimizing
target hardware dependencies by using Simics, 80-90% of the simulation
models created can be reused for other missions, representing tremendous
long-term cost savings for NASA."
More information about Wind River solutions for the aerospace and
defense market is available at www.windriver.com/solutions/aerospace-defense/.
More information about NASA IV&V's GO-SIM product is available at www.nasa.gov/centers/ivv/jstar/ITC.html
and www.youtube.com/watch v=ImtzXv-DahY.
About Wind River
Wind River, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel (News - Alert)® Corporation
(NASDAQ: INTC), is a world leader in embedded and mobile software. Wind
River has been pioneering computing inside embedded devices since 1981
and its technology is found in more than 1 billion products. Wind River
is headquartered in Alameda, Calif., with offices in more than 20
countries. To learn more, visit Wind River at www.windriver.com
or on Facebook.
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