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VirtualLogix(TM) Drives Industry Adoption with Support of Newest Multicore Association Specification

Among First in Industry to Adopt MCAPI to Implement Distributed Services in Multicore Platforms

VirtualLogix, Inc. today announced VLX real-time virtualization software support for the Multicore Associations recently approved specification for Multicore Communications API (MCAPI).

MCAPI has been defined to flexibly support hundreds of processor cores and systems with tight memory constraints, fast task execution times, reliable on-chip interconnect and high system throughput requirements. By supporting the MCAPI specification within VLX, customers are able to apply this same flexibility and scalability to virtualized environments allowing them to easily migrate applications from a physical multicore system to one implemented with VirtualLogix VLX virtualization software via this industry accepted API.

As one of the first organizations to support MCAPI, VirtualLogix is setting a powerful precedent for the industry-wide adoption of standards that enable applications to provide basic, simple and efficient multicore communication functionality between closely distributed processors in embedded systems, said Sven Brehmer, chairman of the Multicore Association MCAPI working group and president and CEO for PolyCore Software.

MCAPI gives VirtualLogix customers more options, said Peter Richards, president and CEO for VirtualLogix. By complementing our existing high performance, flexible communications solution with MCAPI, VirtualLogix is demonstrating a serious commitment to providing enhanced interoperability with other multicore machines.

VirtualLogix VLX real-time virtualization software helps users reduce bill of material costs by consolidating hardware, improving security and reducing overall power consumption. VirtualLogix offers extensive support for multicore technology, including its VLX for Network Infrastructure, which supports Intel® Core MicroArchitecture and Texas Instruments Multi-core Digital Signal Processors. VLX Developer, VirtualLogixs Eclipse-based development tool set, assists developers to optimize the software architecture of their virtualized, multicore platforms.

About The Multicore Association

The Multicore Association provides a neutral forum for vendors who are interested in, working with, and/or proliferating multicore-related products, including processors, infrastructure, devices, software, and applications. The consortium has made available its Multicore Communications API (MCAPI) specification through its website. Currently, the organization is set up with three working groups: Hypervisors, Multicore Resource Management, and Multicore Programming Practices (MPP). Members include CAPS entreprise, Codeplay, CriticalBlue, Enea, eSOL, Freescale Semiconductor, Intel, Mentor Graphics, MIPS Technologies, Multicore-Association, National Instruments, NEC Electronics America, Nokia Siemens Networks, Plurality, PolyCore Software, QNX, Texas Instruments, Tilera, Trango Virtual Processors, VirtualLogix, and Wind River. Further information is available at

About VirtualLogix, Inc.

VirtualLogix, Inc. is the global leader in Real-Time Virtualization technology for connected devices. VirtualLogix is an Affiliate member of the Intel® Embedded and Communications Alliance, a community of communications and embedded developers and solutions providers committed to the development of modular, standards-based solutions on Intel technologies. VirtualLogix VLX enables multiple operating system environments to run concurrently on shared hardware and provides a range of performance, fault tolerance and security options to address specific market requirements. As a result, the world's largest semiconductor companies, manufacturers, OEMs and carriers are able to reduce development and bill of material costs, improve time to market by leveraging existing software investments, and create conditions that meet their business goals. With more than 20 years of experience developing system software for network infrastructure, digital multimedia and mobile handsets, VirtualLogix is paving the way for the development of next generation connected devices.

VirtualLogix, Inc. is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif. with operations worldwide. For more information, visit or call 408.636.2800.

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