Using the INCHRON Tool-Suite in
a Cloud Environment
Big projects demand tools that can utilise the full parallelism and performance of central IT resources. To achieve this, many development teams are turning to operate their tools in a cloud environment, allowing scalable centralised processing to be shared with members of teams collaborating remotely. Since the INCHRON Tool-Suite is based on the Qt cross-platform application framework, enabling us to deliver it as a Docker container image.
As the name suggests, a container is a predefined environment where everything just works. By using Docker, the INCHRON Tool-Suite is guaranteed to operate on any Linux machine without any issues due to missing packages or drivers. It can even be opened up to a wider user base by installing it on a headless server. Should you already have a Flexera license server, you’re all set to start your own private cloud.
By moving to Docker, engineering teams gain several benefits:
- The Tool-Suite can become part of a continuous integration (CI) process for automated virtual verification after system changes.
- Multiple simulations, potentially using different stimuli or random seeds, can be executed in parallel to increase test coverage.
- Massive trace files acquired from HIL testing on your target can be automatically imported and evaluated, with the results then added to your database.
Docker containers are a powerful technology that opens up new use cases, optimise workflows, and simplify collaboration during development. However, this approach may also be something new to your team. Should you wish to learn more about what the INCHRON Tool-Suite running in Docker could do for your organisation, we’d be more than happy to provide a demonstration.