Archive For July, 2009

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IT vs Embedded Hypervisor (continued)

This is a discussion that will never die out I think. I found this post through my Google alerts this morning and I think it is typical for how people look at IT virtualization.Bottom line: performance is not the main deciding factor when choosing a virtualization layer for an IT system. 'Best effort' performance is often sufficient, which means that…

Determinism and Virtualization

I ran into this article on determinism by Kim Hartman while googling for something else. The point of the article is simple: determinism is important for embedded systems, faster processors don't change this. And while this is not news, Kim mentions virtualization (the use of Virtual Machines) on a single or multicore machine as a good way of adding real-time behavior…

90, 45, and on to 22nm

Here is an interesting article in the Financial Times on the economic limits of Moore's law. The article gives an interesting account of which type of fabs the various chip manufacturer have. It also states Intel's (my brand new employer) statement that only companies with about $9bn in annual revenue (give or take a dime) 'can afford to be in…