I'm really excited by the trend toward designs featuring multiple tightly-coupled processor cores – especially in the context of programmable logic, but I have been pondering the lack of standards in this area.
So I was real excited when I first heard about the formation of the Multicore Association, a new industry group for companies involved with multicore processor, software, and system implementations.
Charter members of The Multicore Association executive board include Accelerated Technology, Freescale, Tilera, and Wind River. The initial board also includes Ignios and Polycore as elected members who are heading up Association workgroups. Several additional executive board members and working group members, including ARC, Express Logic, and STMicroelectronics, are presently completing the application process.
Results of work carried out to date under the auspices of The Multicore Association will be the topic of several papers being delivered at the Multicore Expo, a conference and tradeshow taking place March 21-23 at the Santa Clara Convention Center.
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