SAN JOSE, Calif. Embedded Systems Technology Inc. believes it has hit an important milestone in systems simulation software. The startup simulated four cars and their interactions, spanning 98 controllers running 7 billion instructions/second.
"It is rare to test two or three automotive controllers in current systems, but this software can test a thousand controllers," said Graham Hellestrand, chief executive and founder of the company. "We think it's scalable to run across 10,000 computers," he added.
Hellestrand, an IEEE fellow and serial entrepreneur, talked about his company's achievements in a video interview in the EE Times studio in San Francisco. In a separate video, he shared his elevator pitch for the startup.
"The entire industry is becoming model driven using executable models," Hellestrand said.
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.