Part 2 of an ongoing account of Max's epic voyage of discovery at Multicore Expo 2006 at the Santa Clara Convention Center.
So here I am on my voyage of discovery at the Multicore Expo 2006. "Going behind the beyond, behind which few men have gone behind, beyond, before," as captain James T. Kirk might say.
Well, we got off to a cracking start. The theme of the conference is that "Multicore Technology is on Fire." Thus, we began with the conference organizer, Markus Levy, running into the hall with a background of sirens and flashing lights dressed in a full fireman's uniform.
"Hmmm, I thought to myself (as you do), "Did he hire that or is he the sort of guy who just happens to have a fireman's costume in his wardrobe?" Strange as it may seem, the answer appears to be the latter, because I ran into Daya Nadamuni from Gartner Dataquest who informed me that Markus is a volunteer fireman. I tell you, you learn something new every day!
But on to the conference, which is going real well. First we had a presentation from Sun, which gave me an entirely new perspective on multi-core and multi-threading. Next we heard from ARC, who – coming from embedded space – have a completely different point of view. Currently we're being entertained by a brilliant speaker from Wind River. Speaking of which I must away. More soon. Watch this space!
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