Part 4 of Max's epic trek through the wonders and delights of the Multicore Expo 2006 (in which we're poised to start day 2).
Good grief, it can't be Wednesday already, can it? Yesterday afternoon at the Multicore Expo 2006 passed in a blur, with some very interesting presentations from picoChip (www.picochip.com), Intel (www.intel.com), IMEC (www.imec.be), and many others.
And then at 5:30 pm we all charged down to the exhibition hall to test the quality of the nibbles (very tasty) and the free beer (very, very tasty – I always feel that if someone is giving away free beer, it would be churlish to refuse). Oh yes, there were some very interesting companies down there as well, but I'll tell you about that later (if you're lucky).
As I pen these words we're but a few minutes away from the start of the day 2 sessions Truth to tell, I'm still amazed by the convenience of the free wireless network provided by convention centers like this one in Santa Clara – the fact that I can be posting to the Internet from the comfort of my conference seat is amazing (as is the lack of comfort in this seat, when I come to think about it – my nether regions are starting to complain already).
So now we're poised to hear papers with titles like "Real Men Multi-Task" from ARC international, whose processor core – I discovered yesterday – is configurable. OK, we're just about to start, so I'll sign off now. More later. Watch this space!
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