Building smart products: best practices for multicore software development


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Source: IBM
Date: February 2011
Type: White Paper
Rating: (6)

Overview: The planet is becoming more interconnected, instrumented and intelligent. All kinds of devices—from medical devices to the global positioning system (GPS) in your car to large-scale defense systems—rely on embedded software to interact with other systems and deliver an exceptional, differentiated user experience.

But as the marketplace increasingly demands embedded systems that deliver greater functionality, a smaller form factor, greater reliability, lower power and a lower cost of operation, the pressure on companies to deliver just the right products increases. To make matters worse, companies are facing increasing time-to-market pressures, renewed calls for greater safety and security, limited development resources, and a need to lower costs.

Software is the key to success with multicore-based products. An integrated approach to building software that combines the design, development, test and platform configuration will enable you to capitalize on multicore’s significant power and cost savings, substantial improvement in scalability, and feature support. IBM and Wind River® have teamed to identify and enable the following best practices that can help smooth the transition to multicore development.

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