Bristol, UK, 3 September 2014 – TVS, a leader in software test and hardware verification solutions, today announced the annual Multicore Challenge a conference and tools event set to take place on 23 September in Bristol, UK. This year’s main topics are multicore architectures and languages, multicore for mobile; with presentations and tool demonstrations to be given by a wide range of industry experts. For those unable to physically attend, the event can be attended by remote access.

Now in its fifth successful year, the Multicore Challenge conference embraces the challenges and opportunities in building products based on multiple cores; from embedded industrial/consumer products and PC applications to mobile phones and high performance compute clusters.

“The Multicore Challenge conference is built on the South West of England’s international reputation as a hub for multicore research and development, both from legacy companies such as Inmos and Division, as well as a vast array of present day innovators including XMOS, Imagination, Nvidia, Cray, Infineon and Huawei. The high-calibre of event speakers and tool demonstrations attracts a wide range of delegates and companies, and the event continues to grow year-on-year,” commented Mike Bartley, CEO and founder of TVS and the Multicore Challenge organiser.

Conference keynote speakers are from companies developing multicore hardware platforms, tools and applications. Jim Whittaker, EVP MIPS at Imagination Technologies will consider how Imagination is to develop the recently acquired MIPS platform, while industry expert Simon Knowles who recently joined Bristol-based XMOS will discuss new applications for XMOS technology.

This year’s conference covers three main themes of multicore: architectures, languages and multicore for mobile. Steve Felix of Nvidia will chair the mobile track with speakers from Qualcomm, Imagination and local-area start-up Blu Wireless. Professor David May and Simon McIntosh-Smith of Bristol University will lead the themes and tracks on architectures and languages respectively.

The Multicore Challenge conference is very practical in nature, being underlined by tool demonstrations where delegates are able to attend three 30 minute demos from a variety of vendors, including Allinea Software, Codeplay, Gamebench, Lauterbach, Rapita Systems, ZenoTech, XMOS, and ARM.

“This year the conference expects to attract over 300 experts in the field of multicore, all looking to keep up-to-date on and experience the latest developments available from this fast moving technology area,” added Bartley.

Attendance to the Multicore Challenge conference is free. Find out more and book your place here: /conferences/multicore-challenge/multicore-challenge-2014/

About TVS

TVS (Test and Verification Solutions Ltd) provides services and products to organisations developing complex products in the microelectronics and embedded systems industries. Such organisations use TVS to verify their hardware and software products, employ industry best practice and manage peaks in development and testing programmes. TVS embedded software testing services includes onsite/offshore testing support including assistance with safety certification. TVS hardware verification services include onsite/offshore verification support and training in advanced verification methodologies. TVS also offers Verification IPs and its own Verification (EDA) signoff tool (asureSIGN™).

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Dr. Mike Bartley – TVS
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