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Stanford kicks off parallel programming effort
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4/30/2008   2 comments
Six companies are contributing a total $6 million to kick off a three-year project at Stanford University to explore fresh models for parallel programming, one of three efforts recently funded by a computer industry increasingly concerned software will not be able to keep pace with the evolution of multicore processors.
Processing engine supports latest FPGA mezzanine card standard
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4/28/2008   Post a comment
VMETRO announced one of the industry's first FPGA processing engines with support for the FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC/VITA 57) standard.
Dual-core processor simplifies embedded Linux OS-based design
Product News  
4/15/2008   Post a comment
Backed by the mobileGT Linux starter kit, Freescale's latest Power Architecture processor is designed to reduce cost and time-to-market for industrial applications.
Readers sound off on multicore 'software gap'
Design How-To  
4/10/2008   1 comment
Readers had strong opinions about our recent coverage of the "software gap" between the rising tide of multicore processors and the lack of parallel programming tools needed to use multicore technology. Here's a sample.
Adlink fleshes out Intel-based Com Express, ATCA lines
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4/8/2008   Post a comment
Fresh from its acquisition of Ampro Computer Inc., board-level specialist Adlink Technology Inc. is covering conferences from Embedded Systems Conference/Silicon Valley to the Shanghai Intel Developers Forum, demonstrating new Intel-based boards in Com Express and ATCA form factors.
Evaluation board helps designers find optimal CPU, GPU configuration
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4/6/2008   Post a comment
The ETXexpress UGM Evaluation Board from Kontron is designed to allow embedded application developers to get up and run quickly with the COM Express/ETXexpress module platform, giving them a head start on the total system design.


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Rishabh N. Mahajani, High School Senior and Future Engineer
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A future engineer shares his impressions of a recent tour of top schools and offers advice on making the most of the time-honored tradition of the college road trip.

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Juggling a Cornucopia of Projects
Max Maxfield
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I feel like I'm juggling a lot of hobby projects at the moment. The problem is that I can't juggle. Actually, that's not strictly true -- I can juggle ten fine china dinner plates, but ...

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Engineers Should Study Finance: 5 Reasons Why
Larry Desjardin
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I'm a big proponent of engineers learning financial basics. Why? Because engineers are making decisions all the time, in multiple ways. Having a good financial understanding guides these ...

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July Cartoon Caption Contest: Let's Talk Some Trash
Karen Field
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Steve Jobs allegedly got his start by dumpster diving with the Computer Club at Homestead High in the early 1970s.

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