Archive For October, 2010

4 articles

The Giggle Effect

Last week, I went to Tel Aviv to present at the CDNLive event taking place there. CDNLive is Cadence's user meetings, and while still being mostly about hardware design and classic EDA, they added a small track about embedded software where I was presenting. The trip was quite a climate shock, going from Sweden where the puddles had just started…

IMA on Simics: An Interview with Tennessee Carmel-Veilleux

After Summer, I have been in contact with Tennessee Carmel-Veilleux at the École de technologie supérieure in Quebec, who has been doing some really cool work with Simics.  Tennessee has learnt Simics very quickly, and has been very clever in how to apply Simics to the research problems he has encountered. In this interview, he tells us some more about…

The Virtual Basil Fawlty

In the 1970's BBC comedy show Fawlty Towers, John Cleese manages to turn harmless everyday situations into total disasters, with very little effort. It is a marvellous example of how to inject faults into what could have been a smoothly operating hotel, and demonstrating just how things fall apart as the unexpected happens. Injecting faults isn't always that easy, unfortunately…

Physical or Virtual

When you explain what a virtual platform or full-system simulation solution like Wind River Simics is, a key part is that it runs the same software as a physical board or physical system. This does capture the core of the idea - but it does not mean that the virtual platform is only "just like the real thing". Comparing virtual…