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Wednesday, September 03, 2014

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Performance Comparison Between Intel(r) Mobile-Class and Server-Class Processors for Embedded Defense Applications

Mercury continually evaluates new processors to better understand their performance and applicability for defense embedded applications. In this paper, we’ve highlighted the results from our recent tests comparing Intel(r) mobile-class versus server-class processors.

  • Server-class processors provide a 2-3X performance gain
  • Leveraging SMP delivers performance benefits
  • These combined performance gains can also provide SWaP advantages, as one server-based board can replace up to three mobile-class boards

These results point to the Intel server-class processor being a viable device for embedded applications that require high performance. Mercury has designed products based on both server- and mobile-class processors to best meet the specific needs of our customers.

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Multi-Core FFT Performance on Intel(r) Sandy Bridge Processors

This paper examines scalability of computational performance with the Intel(r) Sandy Bridge multicore architecture, particularly when used on Mercury processor boards.

We look specifically at two device types, an 8-core Xeon (E5-2648L clocked at 1.8 GHz) and a 4-core Core i7 (2715QE clocked at 2.1 GHz). These are relatively low-power devices which are suitable for use on embedded processor boards. The algorithm of interest is a complex FFT (fft_copx) from the Mercury MathPack library, which represents the numerically intensive processing requirements typical of many embedded signal processing systems. One question to be addressed is whether there is a falloff in performance as the FFT algorithm is run on one or more cores of the same device simultaneously. Even though the cores are independent and have their own L1 and L2 cache, they share access to an L3 cache and to the DRAM memory controller. As the FFT size increases from 1K (1024 points) to 1M (1,048,576 points), demands on the memory subsystem increase as the cores compete for this limited resource.

This means that for some applications, you cannot simply measure the timing on a single core, and then scale the results to size your system - the falloff in performance as all cores are utilized must be taken into account.

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  • Intilop Releases 16K Concurrent-TCP-Session Hardware Accelerator Verified and Tested on Xilinx Virtex-7 FPGA VC707 Evaluation Kit
  • A map of every connected device on Earth

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Internet of Things: Applications

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Beyond the Tower of Babel: From Internet of Things to the Connected Society

It is in our ability to strive to create a connected society in our cities — in which the oceans of data generated from the billions of connected devices begin to address our common priorities.

The cacophony of unbounded enthusiasm, promises, dollars, and technical specifications surrounding the Internet of Things development is like a tower of babel without a common identity or purpose. Fifty years ago, French theologian Jacques Ellul wrote an important treatment called The Technological Society, on the emergence of a homogenized culture driven by technological determinism. “The further the technical mechanism develops which allows us to escape natural necessity,” he wrote, “the more we are subjected to artificial technical necessities.... Who is too blind to see that a profound mutation is being advanced here?”

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  • The Internet of Things Will Thrive On Energy Efficiency
  • 5 challenges of IoT connectivity
  • Keeping Up With the Internet of Things (Industry Perspective)
  • Computers That Know What You Need, Before You Ask
  • The Internet of Things and energy conservation
  • Internet Of Things = Internet Of Gateways
  • Embedded Systems and The Internet of Things — What’s Under the Hood?

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Internet of Things: Technology & Development

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Intel and other gadget makers create a standards body for the Internet of things

The Open Interconnect Consortium wants to deliver an open-source specification for wirelessly connecting devices. The members include Atmel, Broadcom, Dell, Intel, Samsung, and Intel’s Wind River embedded-software division. The group seeks to accelerate the development of the Internet of things.

The Open Interconnect Consortium’s first open-source code will target smart homes and office solutions.

The consortium will compete the AllSeen alliance, which includes Qualcomm, LG, Panasonic, Sharp, and Microsoft. From what I hear, there’s a rift in the industry over who will own the intellectual property related to the communications.

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Devices in the Cloud: Driving Intelligence Where You Need It

Let’s look at the exciting part first the opportunity to adopt new business models and revenue streams. One Wind River customer is a manufacturer of forklifts (Figure 1). They traditionally made money selling or leasing equipment a product. Now, with the confluence of embedded technology, wireless connectivity and the Cloud, they are seeing the opportunity to evolve from selling products to selling subscription services to get paid for the usage of the product based on tonnage per month and not just for the product itself. Smart sensors on the forklifts can record and report how many tons they are picking up, how far they are traveling and other variables relevant for the new business model.

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  • The Internet Of Small Things Spurs Big Business
  • The internet of things (to be hacked)
  • Internet of things startup Octoblu designs a platform that translates protocols
  • Internet of Things Done Wrong Stifles Innovation
  • Internet of Things: Security For A World Of Ubiquitous Computing

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Technical Info for ADN Contributors

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There are three main options for advertising.

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Logos are usually displayed on the left bar of the website and journal. Banners are usually horizontal graphical blocks (in some cases we accept vertical banners) and displayed at the bottom or middle area of the webpage and journal.

Advertisements are displayed on a separate webpage with its own URL and are supported by LinkedIn button. See for example Velocytech webpage with ERSA/ADN.

Advertising are sold for one month, three months and for whole year.

Only commercial advertising will be charged. Advertising of upcoming events, seminars, conferences, webinars, etc are free.

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Currently, you have to email your technical paper (short or full-size) to in PDF format. In case of advertisements, you have to send the Logo or Banner as a separate file, text of advertisement as a PDF file.

On the subject line, you have to specify that this is a submission for Application Developer Journal, and the name of corresponding author:

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In the body, please include the title of the paper, names of authors and corresponding author.

Cover Letter

Each submission must include a cover letter as a separate .txt file and containing the following information:

  • the title of paper
  • authors with their affiliations
  • contacting author's name, full postal address, e-mail address, telephone number
  • type of paper: full paper, short paper
  • 3 to 6 topical keywords that would best represent the content of the paper

For further details, contact the EiC, Toomas P Plaks.

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All contributions to the ADN journal in a form of text (i.e. not merely Logos), including advertisings and short papers, are displayed on a separate webpage with its own URL and are supported by LinkedIn button. This offers authors and visitors the possibility to post the contribution to LinkedIn groups and to forward to other individuals. In this way, authors and their contributions will be benefited with higher visibility.

Application Developer News - ADN

The Journal for
Developers of Heterogeneous Computing Systems

The Application Developer News - ADN is a Journal for industrial and academic researchers, entrepreneurs, and developers. It offers peer-reviewed, rapid-decision publishing, focusing on commercial application development for heterogeneous, reconfigurable, embedded computing systems. The journal will be published monthly. Read the Editorial Message and more about the Scope.

Developer Newsletter is a weekly update of news for Developers of Heterogeneous Computing Systems. It is published on every Wednesday, distributed freely by email and is available on Application Developer News website .

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