Tag Archives: Muliticore

EPD&T article: Is multicore still a challenge?

In a recent article for Electronic Product epdtLogoDesign & Test, Mike Bartley (founder and CEO) posed a question Is multicore still a challenge?

A short abstract of the article is outlined below. To read the full article visit EPD&T.

The latest Multicore Conference, which is in its 5th year, attracted over 250 experts. The themes at this year’s event were; architectures, languages and mobile.



Read the full article at EPD&T.

Multicore Challenge Conference – ‘From Chips to High Performance Computing’

The 2014 Multicore Challenge Conference will take place on 23 September 2014 at the UWE Conference Centre in Bristol and registration is open.  This year it has been selected as the flagship event for the “From Chips to High Performance Computing” and will have an interesting mix of presentations, tool demonstrations and sessions on Architectures, Languages and Multicore for Mobile.  There will be speakers from Infineon, Intel, Imagination Technologies to name but a few and Simon Knowles of Xmos providing one of the Keynotes.  Please book your place early as its set to be a popular event.
Tool Demonstration – do you have a tool that you would like to share with 300 delegates at the Multicore Challenge Conference?  It’s free to participate, if interested please contact Mike Bartley  with the details.

Multicore Systems Face the Tools Challenge

“The move to more heterogeneous multicore systems is going to fundamentally change the way code is developed in mobile” according to an article on the Multicore Challenge by Nick Flaherty of the EETimes. The annual event was hosted in Bristol by Test and Verification Solutions and all of the presentations and recordings are available on our website.

Read the full article by Nick Flaherty.


Presentations from 2013 Multicore Challenge available

The 4th Annual Bristol Multicore Challenge hosted 185 delegates and 65 online delegates representing 122 Companies in 14 countries. There was robust debate over the advantages over heterogeneous and homogeneous architectures. A number of presentations looked at the relative advantages of the different architectures as well as performance and low power techniques. All the presentations are now available for viewing on the TVS website 

Please note that by registering on the TVS website then you are able to automatically get updates when new materials are added.




Over 200 registered for Multicore Challenge on 12th June

Many software engineers are now faced with the challenge of how to develop software that harnesses the performance of multiple cores whilst attempting to minimise the power dissipation. The Multicore Challenge, held annually in Bristol at the University of the West of England, is focused on this topic. It aims to bring together the major multicore semiconductor companies, major tool vendors and users for a pragmatic, hands-on day. And this year will see even more talks, presentations and labs from more providers and users.

The day has 3 major themes, the first being homogeneous vs. heterogeneous architectures. The two keynotes will address this topic. Firstly David May, of Bristol University and XMOS, will open the debate with an historic perspective and then Tony King-Smith, VP of Marketing at Imagination Technologies, will argue the case for heterogeneous architectures. ARM, Intel, NVIDIA and Imagination Technologies will all present their respective multicore solutions for higher performance and lower power, and there will be in-depth discussions on these topics in parallel sessions.

Entry is free for the whole day due to the kind sponsorship from the South West Microelectronics iNet, the ESP KTN and Test and verification Solutions. Refreshments will be provided.  It’s a fantastic opportunity to network, so make sure you register here.


The fourth Multicore Challenge now open for registration

Taking place in Bristol UK on 12th June, this year the conference will focus on Heterogeneous Systems with three main themes of heterogeneous architectures, low power and high performance.

As in previous years the focus will be on practical advice regarding the development of multicore systems from both the hardware and software perspective.

You will be able to choose between parallel sessions on architectures, low power and high performance. You will also have the opportunity to visit three 30-minute tool demonstrations to get hands-on experience with development. Combining this with talks from major players such as ARM, Imagination, Nvidia and Intel makes this an event not to be missed!

TVS also hopes to announce a 2-day multicore programming workshop at the event. The workshop is expected to be held in September in London.

As in past years, registration is free and early registration is recommended to avoid disappointment. Register here.






Imagination Technologies Webinar on Multicore

Tony King-Smith of Imagination Technologies recently gave an excellent talk in the webinar series being organised by TVS and the ICT KTN

The talk was entitled “Multicore and Scalability: What Really Matters for High Performance at Low Power” and followed talks by Intel, AMD and nVidia. All the talks can be seen here. And there are talks scheduled from IBM and Bull.

The webinars are leading up to the third multicore challenge to be held in Bristol on September 24th 2012 (remote access will be available too). Free entry via this link.

Everything including past multicore events can be accessed from here.

Webinar from Imagination in our Multicore Series

TVS is once again collaborating with the ICT KTN on the 2012 Multicore Challenge. Registration is FREE and easy at http://multicore2012.eventbrite.com/

We are holding a number of webinars on multicore technology in advance of the conference. The next one is on May 9th and will be given by Tony King-Smith from Imagination Technologies Ltd

What Really Matters for High Performance at Low Power?”  You can find out at the next FREE Webinar on May 9th (2pm BST) when Tony King-Smith from Imagination Technologies Ltd, a leading multimedia and communications semiconductor designer will present.   Registration is FREE and easy!!  Please click here for further information and registration.


Multicore Challenge 2011

In September 2011 TVS organised the second “Multicore Challenge” in Bristol. The “Multicore Challenge” series of events focus on the challenges the industry faces as it moves to multicore architectures to improve performance without increasing power.

Click here for downloads from the MultiCore Challenge 5 Sept 2011