[psas-avionics] IEEE Speaker: SMP and Embedded Real-Time Myths

Sarah Bailey saharabeara at gmail.com
Wed Jan 10 08:32:37 PST 2007

Thought this talk would interest some avionics folks.  If someone wants
to go to the talk, can Jamey and I can carpool with you?


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>From: "Pradeep Kumar" <pradeep at ieee.org>
>Date: January 5, 2007 4:26:31 PM PST
>To: comp_coms at ieee-or.org
>Subject: IEEE Speaker: SMP and Embedded Real-Time Myths
>Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers ( IEEE)'s Oregon &  
>SW Washington
>Communications & Computer Society chapters present
>IEEE Seminar: SMP and Embedded Real-Time Myths
>Speaker: Paul E. McKenney, IBM
>When: Thursday, January 18th 2007;
>Time: 6:00 PM ~ 8:30 PM
>Cost: Free and open to the public (registration required)
>Place: Oregon Graduate Institute of Science and Technology (OGI),  
>Wilson Clark Center, 20000 NW Walker Rd, Beaverton, OR 97006
>To register go to: http://www.cpd.ogi.edu/coursespecific.asp?pam=2184
>With the advent of multi-threaded/multi-core CPUs, even embedded  
>realtime applications are starting to run on SMP systems--for  
>example, both the Xbox 360 and PS3 are multi-threaded, and there  
>have even been SMP ARM processors! As this trend continues, there  
>will be an increasing need for realtime response from SMP systems.  
>Because not all embedded systems vendors will be willing or able to  
>create or purchase SMP realtime operating systems, we can expect  
>that a number of them will make use of Linux.
>Because of this change, a number of real-time tenets have now  
>become myths. This talk exposes these myths, and then discusses  
>some of the challenges that Linux is surmounting in order to meet  
>the needs of this new SMP-real-time-embedded world. Speaker Bio
>Paul E. McKenney is a distinguished engineer at IBM and has worked  
>on SMP, NUMA, and RCU algorithms for longer than he cares to admit  
>(see www.rdrop.com/users/paulmck if you don't believe this). He has  
>recently become quite interested in getting real-time response from  
>mid-range SMP systems. Prior to that, he worked on packet-radio and  
>Internet protocols (but long before the Internet became popular),  
>system administration, real-time systems, and even business  
>applications. His hobbies include running and family activities.
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