Virtutech to Discuss Multicore Software Development, Simulation

Virtutech, Inc., the leader in virtualized software development (VSD), will present two sessions and serve on two panels on maximizing the potential of multicore processors at the Multicore Expo, the only conference dedicated to delivering real developer solutions for multicore and multiprocessing designs. Additionally, Virtutech will demonstrate the new version of its Simics platform at Virtutech booth number 12.

As multicore processors become more prevalent in computing systems, simulator performance needs to keep pace and enable software developers to optimize their multicore performance. Ross Dickson, principal technology specialist for Virtutech, will discuss what works and when it works when it comes to quickly simulating multicore systems. He’ll discuss the benefits of adding cycle accurate processor and accelerator models to broaden the simulation utility, as well as debugging, software performance analysis, and software testing.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

  • 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PT
    Panel: “Are Virtual Platforms an Enabler for Multi-Processor SoCs?” moderated by Richard Goering of SCDSource; panelist Ross Dickson, principal technology specialist at Virtutech.
  • 4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. PT
    Session: “Experiences from Fast Multicore Processor Simulation – How Approximate Can You Be?” by Ross Dickson, principal technology specialist at Virtutech.
  • 5:05 p.m. – 5:35 p.m. PT
    Session: “Hybrid Simulation for Multicore Software Developers,” by Ross Dickson, principal technology specialist at Virtutech, and Knute Lingaard, senior software engineer at Freescale.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

  • 9:50 a.m. – 10:55 a.m. PT
    Panel: “Hybrid Simulation for Multicore Software Developers,” moderated by Jim Holt, Manager, Advanced Core Architecture Enablement at Freescale; panelist Ross Dickson, principal technology specialist at Virtutech.

About Ross Dickson
As Virtutech’s Principal Technology Specialist, Ross Dickson has worked with numerous customers to implement virtualized software development platforms and introduce their use across the enterprise. These customers have realized significant productivity, time to market and hardware cost reduction benefits. Before Virtutech, Ross investigated multi-processor memory system design at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

About Virtutech
Virtutech, Inc. delivers product development process improvement through virtualized software development. Virtutech’s Simics is the only commercial solution that delivers the four most important criteria for successful deployment of hardware virtualization in the electronics equipment development process: speed, scalability, model availability, and control. Simics allows for a revolutionary change in the product development process at a full system level rather than a component level. Simics customers report reduced time to market, better project risk management, and lower capital expenditure, product development cost and maintenance. They have also experienced increased quality and individual productivity. Virtutech serves the needs of the world’s leading OEMs in the high-performance computing, aerospace and defense, telecommunications, and networking industries. Their customers include Cisco, Ericsson, Honeywell, IBM, MontaVista, GE Avionics, and Wind River. Virtutech is headquartered in San Jose, Calif.