White Paper: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Symmetric Multiprocessing or Virtualization


The continuous advance in multicore technologies is the catalyst for software innovation that is spawning a new generation of embedded systems that are less costly to develop, higher performing, and scalable because tasks run in parallel.

System developers are already capitalizing on PC-based machine control architectures to gain sustained competitive advantages in markets as diverse as industrial automation, medical systems, test and measurement, and digital media.

This white paper examines two prevalent multiprocessing approaches that are competing to deliver on the value of PC-based machine control architecture: symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) and asymmetric multiprocessing (ASMP), often referred to as virtualization or hypervisor technology.

Dive into how these approaches can improve your machine controller and set you up for a successful future.

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