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Migrating to Embedded Multi-core: The Smart Way to Make the Move

Original Air Date: Jun 30, 2011 | Duration: 60 min Webinar
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Overview:
Migration from a single-core CPU to a multicore chip can be risky and intimidating. But if you wait too long to make the move, you could put yourself on the wrong end of a major competitive barrier. It is absolutely vital to be armed with accurate information from the beginning.

In this webinar embedded-software experts will outline the scenarios in which the move to multicore makes sense. They will lay out several alternative strategies for making the move without abandoning your existing code or getting in over your head. And they will offer some surprising advice on how adding a seeming complication can actually simplify the migration process and improve the quality of your results.


What You Will Learn:

  • Migration scenarios: The reasons to move to a multiprocessing, multicore environment
  • Migration options and challenges: Techniques to consider and their relative advantages and disadvantages, including symmetric and asymmetric multiprocessing (SMP, AMP), parallel programming, and potential migration pitfalls
  • Migration opportunities: How embedded virtualization can simplify and resolve many migration challenges, while also adding opportunities for additional innovative functionality
  • Migration value equation: The business benefits of migration and the case for an innovative approach
Who Should Attend:
  • Software engineers, testers, architects
  • Development and engineering managers
  • Vice presidents of development, engineering

Presenters:
Bill Graham, Product Line Manager, Wind River

Bill Graham is a software industry veteran with more than 20 years of management and development experience, spanning embedded and real-time systems, UML modeling, and object-oriented design. He is a frequent contributor of ideas and insights about many aspects of device software design and development through speaking engagements, web seminars, blogs, and articles. Prior to joining Wind River, he held marketing and product management positions at IBM Rational and Klocwork and engineer roles at ObjecTime, Cross Keys, and Lockheed Martin. He holds a bachelor's and a master's degree in electrical engineering from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.

Chris Ault, Senior Product Manager, Virtualization Solutions, Wind River
Chris Ault's experience ranges from software engineering to product management. He previously worked for Mitel, Nortel, Ciena, AppZero, and Liquid Computing, with a focus on application and server virtualization products, technologies, and sales. He holds electronics, computer science, and economics degrees from Carleton University and Algonquin College.

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