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Masaki Gondo, Software CTO at eSOL, will make a speech titled "Manycore Design – Going Beyond 8 Cores" for Embedded Software Engineering Congress.

eSOL has been actively carrying out research and development regarding multi-core/many-core software, and developed RTOS and development tools for different multi-core/many-core processors, including eMCOS, the world's first commercial many-core RTOS, and eMCOS SDK.

Conference schedule

Date November 30-December 4, 2015
Venue Congress Center Stadthalle Sindelfingen, Germany


Date/Time Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 16:45-17:25
Title Manycore Design – Going Beyond 8 Cores
System Design Considerations to be Scalable Over 8 Cores
Speaker Masaki Gondo
Software CTO and GM Technology Headquarters at eSOL
Abstract Dual-core processors are now almost the standard - quad-cores are also abundant. We are seeing eight cores. Extrapolating the trend and its speed, a further increase in the number of processing cores is certain to come. It is clear that simple, independent AMP approaches only will not scale due to the complexities and lack of performance. In this talk, we will explore how the increasing number of cores impacts the system design - the requirements and challenges regarding both hardware and software. Then we will discuss why the legacy single-core based technologies will not scale, including their extensions such as existing multicore RTOS. A new, distributed microkernel RTOS architecture is introduced and the provided mechanisms are explained, and how they solve the scalability issues of existing solutions. System designs that can be realized by such OS architecture are discussed. A brief discussion on the importance of multicore tool support is also given.