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4/30/2008 04:00 PM EDT
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Swampie
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re: Embedded developers cautious on multicore
Swampie   5/1/2008 9:13:26 PM
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The problem is too much abstraction of control. For multi-core, I would like to decide what runs on which core. I would also need to be able to debug inter-core and intra-core. Leaving too much to the operating system and compiler optimization software leads to higher complexity at the user interface level, which on single core is already way out of hand.

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rupesh_kumbhare   5/1/2008 3:46:55 PM
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Looking at the PC world and Embedded DSP world everyone is scaling up by going multi-core, and eventually everyone will have to embrace multi-core architectures as apps are getting bigger. At first each vendor will give its custom parallel model to meet the design cycle, time to market. But soon an acceptable parallel programming model will emerge given many would have tried and learned the intricasies of it.

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Mapou   4/30/2008 7:45:12 PM
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Thanks, Rick, for another very interesting article. The multicore programming crisis is in full swing. I think it's too early to talk about tool standardization when the industry still has not settled on a final multicore architecture and parallel software model. People can sense that the computer industry is in a shaky transition period where anything can happen. It's hard to commit to anything when you don't know what surprises lurk right around the corner. Developers are rightly cautious.

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