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Posts tagged with 'SMP'

15 Jun, 2012

Multicore thread synchronization

Posted by Colin Walls

Colin Walls An article by my colleague Faheem Sheikh has just been published in EE Times, which covers multicore thread synchronization. Apart from the interesting topic of the piece, it is also an opportunity to learn more about symmetric multi-processing [SMP] – an option increasingly available for real time operating systems, like Nucleus. … Read More

multi-core, Nucleus, SMP, RTOS

14 Nov, 2011

Device drivers on SMP systems

Posted by Colin Walls

Colin Walls As I am on vacation, I thought that I would invite colleagues to provide a guest blog and Faheem Sheikh came up with the goods … Multicore embedded designs are becoming increasingly common – a topic that I have addressed before. This presents some new challenges to software developers. Faheem was talking to an existing user of our Nucleus RTOS, who is considering a multicore design and, … Read More

multi-core, device drivers, Nucleus SMP, SMP, Nucleus

12 Jul, 2010

AMP & SMP revisited

Posted by Colin Walls

Colin Walls Multicore continues to be a hot topic. Recent Web seminars, that we have run, were well attended, with lots of searching questions. I have discussed the subject here before, looking at the differences between AMP [Asymmetric Multi-Processing] and SMP [Symmetric Multi-Processing], for example. In various recent discussions with colleagues and customers, I have realized that there is more clarification … Read More

Nucleus, Multi-OS, AMP, Multicore, RTOS, SMP, MCAPI

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