“I didn’t attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.” – Mark Twain
Friends, engineers, countrymen, lend me your ears. I come not to bury Itanium, but to praise it.
In case you missed the news – and it was easy to miss – Intel quietly pulled the sheet over the still-warm corpse of Itanium, the company’s fabulously … Read More → "Intel Pulls the Plug on Itanium"
The seed of a technology startup has always been the same – expertise plus idea. Someone with a particular skill or expertise (and some entrepreneurial spirit) comes up with a novel idea and decides to “make a go of it” – creating a new company. The first part is easy, as most engineers are working completely in their comfort and competence zone. They get a couple of laptops, scopes, … Read More → "The Shifting Startup Scene"
For years now, marketing folks at companies who make things like GPUs and FPGAs have been painting a beautiful picture of a gleaming future – a future where dogs and cats get along, unicorns frolic on the lawn, and accelerated computing brings orders of magnitude improvements in computational throughput and, particularly, performance-per-watt. It’s a grand story, and the only thing that’s kept it from becoming reality is the … Read More → "Walking the (Heterogeneous Multiprocessing) Talk"
How do you sum up embedded world, this year spread over three days, with nearly 40,000 people and over 1,000 exhibitors, all around a theme of Securely Connecting the Embedded World? Well you can’t – not sensibly. Instead I am going to look at a thread that recurred in the dozens of conversations that I had in those three days and that is currently a hot topic. Obviously, the IoT was … Read More → "Cars, Connection and Silicon"
You will not see it coming. When your back is turned, it will rise up behind you. When it hits, without question, it’s taking you down with it. In nature, it’s called a sneaker wave. In the world of EE, it’s called a security attack. In this week’s Fish Fry, we take a closer look at the ramifications of the recent WikiLeaks IoT … Read More → "Security by Obscurity No Longer"
“As a rule, a beautiful woman is a terrible disappointment.” – Carl Jung
You want the short version? Some future ARM processors will support 8-CPU clusters.
You want the longer version? “This redefines multicore. Designed from the ground up. Massive system performance uplift. 10x faster. 50x faster. Architecture for total computing. An industry inflection point. Accelerates AI adoption. Safer autonomous systems. For all markets … Read More → "DynamIQ Tension"