Virtualization is included in NVIDIA DRIVE™ OS 5.2. Virtualization technology enables running multiple operating system stacks with different security and safety requirements on a single NVIDIA SoC. Virtualization is the process of creating a software-based virtual representation instead of the physical component. It provides enhanced efficiency and agility of the system. NVIDIA Virtualization takes advantage of microkernel technology that enables a minimal amount of software to run in the CPU supervisory mode and allows for:
Time partitioning and scheduling
Space partitioning for access to memory
Inter-process communication between operating systems
Real-time automotive AUTOSAR applications
Real-time and deterministic GPU-sharing for graphics
The Foundation package virtualization solution is pre-configured to meet most guest OS requirements and configurations. For information on virtualization partitioning and configuration, see the NVIDIA DRIVE OS 5.2 PDK Developer Guide.