Global IoT DevFest III

Utilizing Workload Consolidation in the Factory for Industry 4.0


The industrial world is undergoing a transformation known as Industry 4.0, or the Industrial Internet of Things. This transformation is leading to smart manufacturing systems with more compute capability at the edge. However, adding more compute capability increases OPEX, due to complexity of computer integration, as well as cabling, power and maintenance costs. The solution: “workload consolidation.”

In this session, you’ll learn how advances in processing performance, real-time operating systems, and virtualization technology are enabling workload consolidation in the factory to drive global industries from “automatic to autonomous” for Industry 4.0.

See how workload consolidation within the factory will allow multiple compute workloads to run on a common computing platform. The control of individual machines, manufacturing data collection, communications, security and safety functions can be consolidated into “virtual machines” within a single compute platform. Another advantage is that all data can be analyzed locally, so quicker decisions can be made rather than going back to the data center or cloud for further instructions.


  • Alex Wilson, Director, Business Development, Wind River

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