Multi-core

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RDC in China

By Tomas Evensen I just came back from a couple of weeks in China. Fascinating country. Besides the usual customer visits, we also held three Regional Development Conferences (RDCs) in Shenzhen, Shanghai and Beijing. The RDCs were a huge success with on average more than 400 attendees per day. And they were all very interested in hearing about Wind River's…

Is safety-critical ready for multi-core?

By Paul Parkinson 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…

Telecoms equipment can be cool (honestly)

By Paul Tingey Many years ago, at a previous company, I spent my days writing assembler code for the 68302 processor and watched enviously as other (more fortunate) engineers wrote "modern" C++ applications for Pentium-II desktop PCs. In the canteen at lunchtime, no-one wanted to listen to my witty anecdotes about humorous 68K register names. At a technology level, embedded…

Is multi-core ready for safety-critical?

By Paul Parkinson 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…

Intel and Multicore Tools

by Tomas Evensen Intel is releasing tools to help programmers to deal with multicore. See the news.com story: Intel: Optimize applications for multicore. In the the article, James Reinders states that "It's not intrinsically harder to write threads, but developers need to get used to thinking that way and we need help from the tools." While I agree that developers…