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Archive for October, 2008

Building a community

Posted: Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008 @ 8:38 am in Uncategorized | No Comments »

I’m at ESWeek in Atlanta this week, and yesterday, as part of the CODES+ISSS sub-conference within ESWeek, Frank Vahid of University of California at Riverside gave a very interesting talk on “Highly-Cited Ideas in System Codesign and Synthesis”, based on a paper written by Frank and Tony Givargis of UC Irvine.  The paper is available [...]

Is Multicore from Mars and MPSoC from Venus?

Posted: Tuesday, October 21st, 2008 @ 12:23 am in Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

I’m attending ESWeek in Atlanta this week and on Sunday I participated in the workshop on Compiler Assisted SoC Assembly (CASA 08), well organised by Joerg Henkel of the University of Karlsruhe.     There were many interesting presentations and discussions during the workshop and a good panel discussion in which I participated.  One of the impressions [...]

Low power and a free lunch

Posted: Thursday, October 2nd, 2008 @ 11:41 pm in Uncategorized | No Comments »

It is a truism in Silicon Valley and most other places where engineers congregate, that if you want to get a good crowd out to an event, offer them a free lunch.  The Low Power Design Summit, sponsored by Cadence’s Power Forward Initiative, and held on Wednesday October 1 at Cadence, San Jose, was no [...]