The Multicore Expo is over, and - if nothing else - I now know that there's a lot more things I don’t know anything about!
"The show isn't over until the thin man squeaks," as the old saying goes (well, it's something like that). And if that's true, then the thin man is definitely squeaking, because it's 3:00 am and I've just got up after my well-earned four hours of sleep to race down to San Jose airport and begin my long trek home to "Huntspatch" Alabama (I can hear Lynyrd Skynyrd tuning up their guitars as I speak).
With regards to this first annual Multicore Expo 2006, I think we'll definitely rate it as a qualified success. There could have been more people (I think Markus told me they had had 300 registrations), but the folks who were there were the ones you want to see. And – as I mentioned in an earlier blog – there were attendees from all around the world: Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, and even the east coast of the USA.
On the technical paper side of things, life was sweet. After some of the sessions I ended up thinking: "Ah Ha!, so that's what that means." On the other hand, after some of the papers I came out with more questions than answers having plumbed the depths of my ignorance. The final wrap-up session – a panel discussion entitled "Silicon without software is just sand!" – went down really well with great questions from the audience and equally great answers from the panel. If nothing else, I'll have plenty to mull over on the ride home. Speaking of which, it's time to go...
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