Archive For November, 2012

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Determinism, Simics, and Flying Piggies

By Jakob Engblom  In a recent Simics seminar, I was asked about repeatability, variability, determinism and Simics. This is a question that comes up almost every time I present about Simics in front of an audience with testing experience. The people asking the question intuitively think that determinism is a bad thing - since it sounds like it will limit the execution scenarios that will…

The Yocto Project…Striking the balance of speed and stability

By Davide Ricci On my flight back to the Bay Area, I was reflecting on my memories of Barcelona at the Embedded Linux Conference Europe 2012. I’m recalling my time on stage, during the opening panel of the Yocto Project Dev Day, with my friends and colleagues from Texas Instruments, Intel, Jupiter, and ... Mentor. Surprised at the mix of…

Simulation is a competitive advantage!

By Michel Genard The American general election is over. Pundits providing postmortem analysis will continue to generate a ton of studies. Let’s examine one aspect of the election that has already generated some interesting ink. This article in Time Magazine mentions how analytic teams tried to predict election results, even running as many as 66,000 simulations night after night. The Obama campaign managed…

Poll Results are in…Network Intelligence Heading to Edge and Core

By Steve Konish If you’re an information junkie like I am, informative charts and polls always catch the eye. Polls are great for capturing an instant snapshot of public opinion on a specific topic. By no means are they scientific. However, they do give us some useful data to gauge whether or not other people share the same opinions we…