Multi-Core

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Avionics 2012 report

I've just got back from the Avionics Europe 2012 conference and exhibition which was held in Munich. The theme of this year's conference was 'Common Sky: Operating in One Air Space' focussing on the growth in air traffic across Europe, the challenges arising for air traffic management and navigation, and the development of SESAR air traffic management technologies. I was…

Safety-Critical Systems Symposium 2011

I'm looking forward to the 19th annual Safety-Critical Systems Symposium which is being held in held in the UK next week. The conference programme covers a range of subjects including safety cases, testing of safety-critical systems, updates to safety standards, and technologies. On the Thursday afternoon, I will be presenting a paper 'Safety, Security and Multicore'. Wind River will be…

Multicore called up for active service

There's an interesting editorial column 'Multicore Processing Becomes the New Mainstream' in the latest edition of COTS Journal. Jeff Child discusses how multicore processors, after becoming all pervasive in the desktop and server market, are now becoming the norm for embedded aerospace and defence systems. He also shares some insights into why the transition to multicore is necessary, and provides…

A Decade at Wind River

On Wednesday, it will be exactly ten years since I joined Wind River. I was thinking about this on my flight to San Francisco on Saturday, and as well as wondering how I long I've spent watching the VxWorks boot loader counting down to zero on the serial console over the years, I was also reminiscing about my early days…

A&D Regional Conferences

I've recently finished updating presentations on The Essentials of Multicore Software and Challenges of Security Software Development for our forthcoming Aerospace & Defence Conferences which we are holding across Europe in November.It's been interesting to think about how multicore can be used in technology refreshes and applied to new programmes. I'm looking forward to discussing these issues with customers, as…

Is safety-critical ready for multi-core?

You may feel that you're experiencing déjà vu reading this blog, but the title 'Is safety-critical ready for multi-core?' is different to an earlier blog, which was 'Is multi-core ready for safety-critical?'. In the earlier blog, I discussed some recent developments in multi-core processors in the context of their suitability for use in safety-critical systems. In this blog, I want…

Is multi-core ready for safety-critical?

I recently attended the Military & Aerospace Electronics conference in the UK, at which a number of technical presentations were given on new technologies relevant to this sector, including an excellent one by Gordon Hunt of RTI on the Data Distribution Standard (which probably deserves a blog entry in its own right). However, the presentation which I want to comment…