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Virtualization Coming Soon to a Controller Near You

Partitioning, Para-Virtualization Allow Implementation of Mixed Criticality Systems

By Keith Larson

 

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Back in CONTROL!

Just when he thought he was out, Group Publisher and VP of Content, Keith Larson, is pulled back in. Check out "Wind-up," his new monthly column positioned as a final punctuation for CONTROL magazine.

04/17/2006

Invensys ups enterprise integration ante

It's too early to tell the Visicalcs of today from the Microsoft Offices of tomorrow, but, for now, Invensys Process Systems appears headed in a positive direction.

05/15/2006

Connectivity that counts

Today, much fruitful activity in the process automation realm is on the meaningful integration of applications with each other, so that true knowledge and information—and not just more data—is the outcome.

06/14/2006

The rise of the User Group meeting

Whether they’re called fairs, exchanges, summits, worlds, symposia, or user conferences, hosting or attending at least one such event each year is now a routine part of how industrial automation gets done.

07/19/2006

Life of a salesman

Always ready with a joke and a smile, Harvey M. Warren was a beloved and respected presence throughout the eastern U.S., serving marketing clients in the industrial automation industry for nearly 20 years.

09/15/2006

Best-practices gulf is poised to widen

As best-in-class, global manufacturing companies strive toward standardizing systems and improving business processes, the gulf between top-performers and technology laggards continues to widen.

10/10/2006

What kind of training do you really need?

As supervisors and employees from outside the research environment are surveyed on thesis-based degree programs, continuing education expectations will converge—and not toward those of the supervisors.

11/10/2006

Industrial networking for the rest of us

As networking technology and its applications continue to advance, the greatest innovations today are not in the networks per se, but in making them easier and more foolproof to implement.

12/16/2006

Yokogawa shedding quiet company image

While it’s difficult to gauge quantitatively where Yokogawa stands in its market-share quest, recent project wins reflect the aggressive moves the company is making to become a more dominant global leader.

02/01/2007

The new energy opportunity

The changing energy landscape promises to keep process automation professionals quite busy for many years to come. Now, if we can just get that potential through to a few more idealistic adolescents…

03/09/2007

ABB thriving in global sweet spot

ABB today faces a perfect storm of a different type. Its focus on power and productivity puts it squarely in the frenzied center of global industrial and infrastructure investment.

05/10/2007

Integration across the fourth dimension

In the heavy continuous process industries, well-evolved simulation tools exist to aid in process design, but how well do they really integrate with the mechanical design tools they feed?

06/08/2007

Of Family Trees and Brand Patriotism

Keith Larson talks about the results of or May survey. We asked Control subscribers to identify the current parent companies of different process automation brands. See the results.

07/15/2007

On ‘Strange’ Loops and Plant Intelligence

Douglas Hofstadter asks in his recently published book, "I Am a Strange Loop," how anything as amorphous and mysterious as the “I” within each of our brains can exhibit any real power over the physical world.

08/30/2007

Basic Skills Needed to Combat Alarm Woes

If we don’t have the foundation right, why are we surprised that operators are getting overwhelmed by alarms?

10/02/2007

Is Latest Green Movement Sustainable?

Green being back in may well be the hook we need to get young people re-engaged in careers in engineering.

11/08/2007

The Road Ahead: From Content to Community

Today, Control isn’t just a U.S.-focused print magazine, but an increasingly global and interactive community.

12/10/2007

Building a 21st-Century Renaissance Engineer

By Creating a College from Scratch, We Can Approach Education in a Whole New Way That Will Best Serve the Engineers of the New Millennium

01/04/2008

Life on the Edge of the Idea Economy

Automation Professionals Will Be the Agents and Enablers of the Transition to an Economy Based on Ideas and Information

02/05/2008

A Measured Perspective

Measurement Can Be as Much a Challenge for Magazines as for the Process Industries.

03/07/2008