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So, What Does _Your_ Software Architecture Look Like?

By Mark Hermeling Customers often ask me in my opinion as to what their path to multi-core should be. Invariably I ask them two things. 1) Describe your current hardware architecture, your next hardware architecture and what your hardware architecture will look like in 3 years; 2) Describe your current software architecture and any plans you have to evolve it.…

ESC Silicon Valley

By Mark Hermeling Looking forward to my trip to ESC Sillicon Valley next week. It is promising to be a busy show, especially since ESC is now combined with the Multicore expo. I just leafed through the agenda (in the form of a Nxtbook) and found a large number of sessions that I want to attend, experience show though that…

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…

Quit Bugging Me: What Tool to Use?

By Mike Deliman When you're debugging a process, or a system, you never can be sure were it will lead you.  Sometimes you need special tools to find out what's happened.  Sometimes you just need a little extra visibility into the system. When you have a specific bit of code that runs, and that bit of code always fails the…

Kill Bugs: Volume 1

By Emeka Nwafor The Bride: [Japanese] I need Japanese steel. Hattori Hanzo: [Japanese] Why do you need Japanese steel? The Bride: [Japanese] I have vermin to kill. Hattori Hanzo: [English] You must have big rats if you need Hattori Hanzo's steel. The Bride: [English] ... Huge. (from Kill Bill: Vol. 1)I will probably need the help of a therapist to assist me in decoding why…

The Multicore Transition: Tools are Key to Success

By Bill Graham We just announced a new release of our state of the art tools which includes an update to Workbench and Workbench OCD version 3.2, plus our Wind River Compiler suite (also known as the Diab compiler). This news reminded me of my days as a product manager for tools software and the need to talk about the…

Do You Design Flight Software?

By Mike Deliman Normally I don't like this blog to sound like a marketing microphone, BUT... once in a while something comes along that's Worth It.  I'll keep it short and sweet.Next month, Larry Kinnan will be running a web presentation about how VxWorks 653 OS is used in the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.   Click here for more information. Continue Reading…