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Domeika’s Dilemma—MPP: On Documenting Best Known Methods for Multicore

By Max Domeika

I don’t mind the travel restrictions imposed by the economy because I’ve been fortunate to not have to travel until now. Next week, I’m taking a day trip to Santa Clara to attend the Multicore Association Board Meeting and to discuss status on the working group I co-chair, Multicore Programming Practices.

The group, comprised of technical leaders from a variety of embedded software companies have been iterating on an outline of the document for the last 4 months. The outline which weighs in at ~30 pages and 7 chapters is structured after your typical software development projects, e.g. analysis, design, debug, and performance tune. The team has now split up to tackle the writing of 3 of the chapters, those focused on 1) an overview of available technology, 2) analysis and high level design, and 3) performance tuning.

The group, comprised of technical leaders from a variety of embedded software companies have been iterating on an outline of the document for the last 4 months. The outline which weighs in at ~30 pages and 7 chapters is structured after your typical software development projects, e.g. analysis, design, debug, and performance tune. The team has now split up to tackle the writing of 3 of the chapters, those focused on 1) an overview of available technology, 2) analysis and high level design, and 3) performance tuning.

An embedded systems developer would have better knowledge of other apps on the system and would be in a better position to do something about it.

I’m looking forward to reporting our progress at the board meeting on 3/16 and also seeing the results of the initial writing that will be completed this month. Best - Max

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