Category Archives: Multicore

2011: A great year for low-power design, wasn’t it?

2011 was a great year for low-power design. I don’t think I can remember a year as good to low-power designers. I thought I’d devote this blog to a review of some major developments in 2011 that made low-power designers’ … Continue reading

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“Watt’s Next?” asks Chris Malachowsky, co-founder, NVIDIA Fellow, and Senior VP or Research

Everything—literally everything—we design today is defined by its power consumption said Chris Malachowsky, an NVIDIA co-founder, fellow, and senior VP of research. Malachowsky spoke yesterday at a luncheon during the ICCAD conference held this week in San Jose, California. At … Continue reading

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Will Compaan’s HotSpot Parallelizer technology take us to the promised land of parallel computing?

In connection with my just-written blog entry on the massively parallel SpiNNaker project (see below), I want to relate some information about another meeting I had last March at the DATE (Design Automation and Test) conference in Grenoble, France. I … Continue reading

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