Don’t forget that the Multicore Expo 2006 is being held at the Santa Clara Convention Center next week (Tuesday through Thursday, March 21-23). If you look at the schedule on the Expo site, you'll see that there are oodles of mega-interesting papers and sessions.
Plus it's a chance to see what all of the different companies are doing and to rub shoulders with those who don the undergarments of authority and stride the corridors of power. (That reminds me of the old joke where someone says "Walk this way," and the second person responds "If I walked that way I'd be arrested!" Actually, I recently heard an alternate response, which is "If I could walk that way, I wouldn’t need to keep using all of this talcum powder!" Stop groaning, you'll be telling this one yourself before the day is over. But we digress…)
If you are planning on attending the Multicore Expo, then try to make time to attend the "Birds of a (Ruffled) Feather" meeting I'm hosting at 6:00pm on the Wednesday evening (the actual location in the convention center is still to be determined). This will be a free-form engineering-level discussion in which you can pose your questions to industry experts and hear what the different device and core vendors have to say about their respective solutions.
As you may recall, I'm using the "Ruffled" qualifier because I'm inviting a variety of different folks to debate what's best between Configurable, Reconfigurable, and/or Multicore Solutions (believe it or not, some folks have strong views about this sort of thing).
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