Virtualization is an amazing technology that has become a popular solution for sharing resources among members of an organization. However, some organizations need to harness the capabilities of an entire machine, without a layer of virtualization between the code and the hardware. Is it possible to share hardware between projects with the same ease as sharing virtual resources?
Honeywell and Red Hat have been collaborating with both the Faculty of Informatics from Masaryk University and the Faculty of Information Technology from Brno University of Technology on verification research for many years. These universities made Honeywell and Red Hat aware that they share the same business need: an automated detector of software defects.
Faculty, PhD students, and Red Hat associates in the northeast United States are collaborating actively on research projects in many areas, despite the impact of COVID-19. The pursuit, testing, and examination of important research questions continues from spare bedrooms, kitchen tables, and even masked, socially distanced walks outside, with the support of many open source collaboration tools.
Open source has become a dominant paradigm for developing software. One major factor for its success is its transparency: if you have a problem with the software, you can peek into the details of the code, search the issue tracker, ask for help, and maybe even provide a fix. This means that even though most users don’t write code, the mere fact that everything is open will help the majority of users. Now it’s time to apply the open source model to the cloud.
Why is open hardware important? How is the new RISC-V architecture bringing open hardware research to the forefront? How will this impact you? Read on to find out.