Simics

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Travelling into 64-bit Land with Simics

By Jakob Engblom The new Freescale QorIQ P5020 SoC that was announced this week at the Freescale Technology Forum means that yet another chip family has now moved to 64 bits from 32 bits. This is a familiar scenario that has been played out many times before, starting in the mid-1990s as Sun, IBM and MIPS upgraded their server processor…

True Concurrency is Truly Different (Again)

By Jakob Engblom A recent article at Ars Technica describes yet another security flaw in Windows. Nothing much new in that respect, but this is indeed an interesting attack in that it is enabled by using multicore hardware. It is not practical on a single processor, demonstrating once again how multicore is fundamentally different from multitasking on a single processor.The…

Blinded by a Tree

By Eddie Glenn Developing large systems is a lot like trying to get an appreciation of the Amazon when you’re standing beneath a single tree in the middle of it.  Sure, there’s a lot that you can find out about that single tree. You can look at its trunk, its leaves, and its branches.  You could take soil measurements around…

What is Simics, Really?

By Jakob Engblom As you might have seen, Wind River recently acquired Simics, a product formerly sold by Virtutech. My colleagues Michel Genard and Bill Graham recently blogged on the topic.Simics can have a huge impact on the product development processes, time-to-market and quality. Apart from the cool things that Simics does to improve the development process, it is also…

A Few Ashes in the Sky Made Me Virtual

By Michel Genard I wished I was a virtual system. We take for granted that access to the infrastructure is always on and available for telecommunications, broadband, and travel. Well, some ashes from the remote volcano brought human beings back to earth. I am in France right now, part of a two-week EMEA tour to visit our field and customers,…

Get Real, Go Virtual

By Michel Genard I am going to make a bold statement: Go virtual to create reality. Seems crazy enough? According to Wikipedia, reality means "the state of things as they actually exist.” The concept of existence can be elusive, because to exist, something doesn’t need to be real; it just needs to have its own relevance. Often we humans use…

The Ultimate Head Start

By Bill Graham I was very excited on hearing about Intel's acquisition of Virtutech and subsequent announcement that Simics was going to be part of our product line. Why? Because Simics gives you access to hardware platforms before they're even made (including multicore platforms.) In my experience, access to hardware platforms and having enough for everyone is a constant concern…