By Mark Hermeling
In the past month and a bit we have been going round the US to talk
to customers on multicore and virtualization. One of the major reasons
that people are looking to multicore is of course performance. More
MIPS for your power, more MIPS per square inch, or just plain and
simple more MIPS period.
Virtualization provides for a way to
‘carve up’ your multicore chip to configure the chip with a mix of
operating systems to your liking. General purpose for networking or
graphics and real-time for best performance and determinism.