RTI collaborates with Wind River on MILS architecture for distributed systems

SAN JOSE, Calif. 31 2009 Real-Time Innovation (RTI) today announced that the company has collaborated with Wind River in Alameda, Calif., to integrate RTI Data Distribution Service with Wind River's VxWorks MILS Platform 2.0. RTI made the announcement today at the Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose, Calif.

Apr 1st, 2009

SAN JOSE, Calif. 31 2009 Real-Time Innovation (RTI) today announced that the company has collaborated with Wind River in Alameda, Calif., to integrate RTI Data Distribution Service with Wind River's VxWorks MILS Platform 2.0. RTI made the announcement today at the Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose, Calif.

The VxWorks MILS Platform allows a single processor to host applications running at multiple security levels (for example, secret and top secret), reducing space, weight and power requirements compared to the traditional approach of segregating security levels across different processors in military avionics and other applications. RTI Data Distribution Service complements the VxWorks MILS Platform by enabling applications running in different secure partitions, or on different processors, to easily communicate and share data using the Object Management Group (OMG) Data Distribution Service for Real-Time Systems (DDS) specification.

Multiple Independent Levels of Security (MILS) is a high-assurance security architecture that is based on the concepts of processing separation and controlled information flow. MILS allows for independent evaluation of security components and trusted composition, and uses one or more separation techniques to assure that data at different security levels on different partitions can only be accessed as defined and configured in system security policies.

The initial user of this integrated technology is Boeing, which has integrated the RTI and Wind River MILS solution into its own embedded platform. This will be the first time a DDS implementation has been shown to function on a MILS separation kernel platform, providing Boeing designers with a high-performance, standards-compliant, distributed computing and application integration solution.

The ability to securely exchange data in real time across separate address spaces on a single platform enables better use of processing resources in environments where space and weight are at a premium," says Stan Schneider, chief executive officer of RTI.

RTI Data Distribution Service is a high-performance messaging and data-caching solution for the development and integration of applications that require low latency, high throughput, high scalability, deterministic responses and minimal consumption of network, processor and memory resources.

RTI Data Distribution Service complies with the OMG DDS application programming interface (API) standard and with the DDS wire interoperability standard, the RTPS protocol.

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