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Archive for August, 2008

Is Rosetta ready for ‘true’ system-level design?

Posted: Saturday, August 9th, 2008 @ 9:04 pm in Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

First, for full disclosure, I would like to mention that I am on the board of Cadstone, a commercial company founded by Perry Alexander to develop Rosetta-based tools and models and offer services. I have also been involved with Rosetta on and off for over a decade, and wrote the foreword for Perry’s book. Jean-Francois [...]

(Inspired by Amdahl)’s competition

Posted: Monday, August 4th, 2008 @ 1:28 pm in Uncategorized | 4 Comments »

My colleague Patrick Madden, a professor of computer science at Binghamton University in New York, is a great fan of Amdahl’s Law, and in fact writes a blog of that name. His main argument is that Amdahl’s Law, which limits the speedup possible on an application ported or written for a multicore processor to the [...]