Yesterday, the Eclipse Foundation's board of directors announced that they have approved a Device Software Development Platform project originally proposed by Wind River. Even if Wind River were not a sponsor of DSO.com, I would have to say this marks an important milestone for the device software optimization concept.
Why? Because DSDP is designed to drive a common development platform and value into the DSO developer community. If DSDP works, it will extend the Eclipse platform to establish a common framework for the integration of all capabilities required by device-software developers, as well as a common set of base functionality that can be enhanced and extended by the Eclipse community. This common platform should make plug-in development more efficient while also letting developers target a greater number of operating systems and devices.
A round of applause for the Eclipse Foundation's board, please.
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.