There’s no question that multicore processors can boost performance and efficiency for devices of all types and sizes. The question is how to make the transition to multicore development. Where do you start, what do you focus on, and how do you avoid the pitfalls and risks?

In this 60 minute webinar, a panel of multicore experts from Wind River and Freescale will provide a detailed discussion of the five key questions every organization must consider to ensure successful multicore adoption.

Listen in and discover how to migrate to multicore with minimal pain and maximum results. Make the most of the multicore opportunity and increase your odds of success by getting it right the first time. Specific topics to be covered include:

  • The importance of using a multicore-optimized software platform
  • Platform scalability considerations
  • The role of virtualization and hypervisor technologies
  • Optimizing your software for your hardware platform
  • Multicore support services: what to expect and demand from your vendor

Richard Nass, Moderator, TechOnline

Bill Graham, Wind River, Product Marketing Manager, VxWorks
Bill Graham has more than 20 years of experience in the software industry, including embedded and real-time systems development, Unified Modeling Language (UML), and object-oriented design. Prior to joining Wind River, he held marketing and product management positions at QNX, IBM Rational, and Klocwork. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.

Mark Hermeling, Wind River, Senior Product Manager Virtualization
Mark is a senior product manager with Wind River focusing on multicore and virtualization solutions. Prior to joining Wind River Mark has helped development teams build embedded systems across Asia, Europe and North America in automotive, telecom, consumer electronics and defense industries.

Richard Schnur, Freescale Semiconductor, Sr. Product Manager, QorIQ P2 and P4 series Multicore Products
Rich is a veteran product manager at Freescale Semiconductor in the Networking and Multimedia Group, and has been actively involved with bringing to market high performance, market leading PowerQUICC and QorIQ products.

is current focus is multicore platform innovations, multicore simulation, platform virtualization, and integration of high speed interfaces and cores integrated within embedded power envelopes.

In the past, he has performed marketing and management roles at a range of high technology companies introducing leading products in CATV and Telecom, as well in Wireless and Converged Communications platforms.