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EU Joinup federated assets. MDIS OPC UA for topside systems. Oasis Virtual I/O device.

The EU has announced ‘Joinup’ a set of federated ‘semantic assets’ for information sharing and reuse. The online collections are maintained by public administrations, businesses and standards bodies leveraging the asset description metadata schema (ADMS).
, an international oil and gas production industry network group whose mission is to optimize the Master Control System (MCS) and Distributed Control System (DCS) interface of topside systems, has selected OPC UA as its protocol standard. OPC UA will provide ‘secure and reliable data transfer for offshore oil and gas production.’

Oasis has started a Virtual I/O Device (VIRTIO) technical committee to ‘define an efficient, extensible standard’ for virtual devices that will work across environments and operating systems. Proposers include IBM, Oracle and Red Hat. More from Oasis.

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