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Bluespec working to eliminate the industrialized world’s dependence on oil

4/1/2011 01:36 PM EDT
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cardinalsin
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re: Bluespec working to eliminate the industrialized world’s dependence on oil
cardinalsin   4/1/2011 10:01:19 PM
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DKC, Does it serve as a replacement for oil too? Seriously... I took a quick look. What do you see as the advantages over SystemC? It looks like you're fairly pragmatic on the hardware synthesis front as you talk about a 1-to-1 mapping to hardware. As such, for hardware design (HLS), do you see any significant abstraction benefits of your language over SystemVerilog RTL for that application? I'd guess you could layer in automatic parallelization to an RTL-like concurrency model, but that will suffer from the typical limitations of that technology. For HLS (not for abstract functional modeling), to simply put it, we see SystemC as essentially an RTL concurrency abstraction wrapped around C/C++, so you're largely dependent on automatic parallelization to deliver abstraction benefits over RTL. - George, Bluespec, Inc.

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re: Bluespec working to eliminate the industrialized world’s dependence on oil
cardinalsin   4/1/2011 7:47:25 PM
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Sadly... someone beat us (Bluespec) to it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVhXrvCCILw (Our CTO, in an apparent attempt to save face, is claiming that this was done in our secret labs) I guess that means we spoke too soon and it's back to our roots. - George

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re: Bluespec working to eliminate the industrialized world’s dependence on oil
DKC   4/1/2011 6:26:35 PM
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"...Instead, they focused on much more important considerations: Everybody knows C/C++! And it’s free! So it has got to be the solution for ESL!..." And with some extensions it is - http://parallel.cc (not a joke, and free too)

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re: Bluespec working to eliminate the industrialized world’s dependence on oil
Max The Magnificent   4/1/2011 1:47:07 PM
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You have to admit, the folks at Bluespec don't like to get put into a pigeonhole -- they're always up to something new.

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