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OPENRTOS IE for the Intel Innovation Engine

WITTENSTEIN high integrity systems (WHIS) is excited to announce the launch of OpenRTOS IE, a powerful, small footprint RTOS and IE Driver solution for the Intel Innovation Engine (IE), which Intel announced this week at Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, CA. OpenRTOS IE allows system builders to develop novel functionality upon Intel server platforms quickly and efficiently, helping to create product differentiation within the server market.

The Innovation Engine is a small Intel architecture processor and I/O sub-system embedded into Intel’s next generations of Server Platforms. The Intel IE enables system builders to create their own unique, differentiating firmware for the server, storage and networking markets. Some possible usages include a lightweight BMC providing basic manageability and reduced overall system cost, or to improve server performance by offloading BIOS and BMC routines to the IE.

OpenRTOS IE is a fast, lightweight, small footprint Real Time Operating System complete with a comprehensive set of IE device drivers. OpenRTOS is the smallest RTOS option enabled for the Intel IE, with the RTOS requiring less that 10Kbytes and the entire RTOS and IE driver solution less than 100Kbytes, maximizing the amount of memory available for the system builder’s application code.

OpenRTOS IE offers a trusted foundation for system builders to quickly and efficiently build their applications on. OpenRTOS IE provides an easy to use API, comprehensive documentation, and a working ‘out of the box’ demonstration application, all designed to help development engineers gain a better understanding of Intel IE. This allows creation of effective, robust designs in a short time period with minimum IE memory usage.

“Supporting Intel with their latest technology in the server sector is a new and exciting market for us. Previously we have seen great success in the embedded systems RTOS market, where we have a leading role and a specialization in suppling safety pre-certified RTOS’s for use in mission critical Medical and Industrial products,” said Andrew Longhurst, Business Development Manager for WHIS. “Bringing our years of commercial embedded systems RTOS ‘know how’ of lean, responsive and minimum resource usage to Intel’s Server IE platforms, supported by a straight forward approach to licensing and pricing has been a major objective for us, one which I believe has been well and truly accomplished. ”

“The Innovation Engine will further enable Intel’s customers to tailor Intel’s data center platforms to their needs,” said Lisa Spelman, General Manager of Data Center Marketing at Intel. “RTOS and driver solutions like WITTENSTEIN’s will accelerate system-builders’ ability to take full advantage of the IE to enhance and differentiate their platforms.”

WHIS can provide OpenRTOS IE customization and consultancy services, as well as OpenRTOS IE training courses. Advanced, feature rich networking, USB and file storage components for Intel IE are also available from WHIS, supplied fully integrated with the IE solution.

About WITTENSTEIN high integrity systems
WITTENSTEIN high integrity systems are experts in embedded RTOS and Middleware technology with a specialization in safety certified software. Supplying advanced RTOS and Middleware components across a broad range of market sectors and applications, from basic embedded designs, up to complex safety systems demanding the highest levels of certification. For more information, please visit

Andrew Longhurst
Tel: +44 1275 395 600
WITTENSTEIN high integrity systems
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Yanley Lane, Long Ashton, Bristol
BS41 9LB, UK

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