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Wednesday, September 03, 2014

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

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Internet of Things: Applications

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Keeping Up With the Internet of Things (Industry Perspective)

The number and range of connected devices is steadily increasing — from household appliances and wearables, to utility meters and car telematics — to create the Internet of Things (IoT). And as these numbers continue to grow, the technologies conceived in the mobile industry are driving a convergence of several other industries — from machine-to-machine (M2M) to automotive and government. Although mobile is a relatively young industry, the lessons it provides will ultimately be the guiding factor to how software is managed in these devices.

Firmware Over-the-air (FOTA) updates are common in the mobile industry. People are used to getting notices for application and OS updates. This is currently not the case in your car, television, smart meter and other appliances. Updating solutions using the OTA process is common in mobile technology and now, thanks to IoT, is moving into cars and other devices.

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  • Embedded Systems and The Internet of Things — What’s Under the Hood?
  • Beyond the Tower of Babel: From Internet of Things to the Connected Society
  • Internet Of Things = Internet Of Gateways
  • The Internet of Things and energy conservation
  • The Internet of Things Will Thrive On Energy Efficiency
  • 5 challenges of IoT connectivity
  • Computers That Know What You Need, Before You Ask

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Internet of Things: Technology & Development

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Internet of Things Done Wrong Stifles Innovation

The concept of the Internet of things (IoT) dates back to the early '80s when the first appliance, a Coke machine at Carnegie Mellon University, was connected to the Internet to check its inventory to determine how many drinks were available. But IoT wouldn’t become practical until IPv6’s huge increase in IP address space allowed us to assign an IP address to every “thing.”

The emerging IoT market we see now is all about a new way of connecting people with products and how products will connect with each other. Before long there will be more “things” on the Internet than people, according to Gartner, with over 26 billion connected devices by 2020. Investors are taking note — pouring $1.1B in financing across 153 deals across the IoT ecosystem in 2013, a rise of 11% year-over-year.

If it’s online, it’s vulnerable. With IoT, we’re entering an age where hackers can not only break into government agencies and corporations and routinely perform identify theft, but also target connected houses and cars. It’s one thing when your PC or phone acts up, but what do you do when you can’t turn on your lights, open your door, or turn on the heat?

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Internet of things startup Octoblu designs a platform that translates protocols

While big companies are working hard to impose standards on the burgeoning Internet of things (IoT), little Octoblu is willing to be the translator between whatever protocols to connect every thing with every other thing.

Octoblu came out of stealth mode today with a focus on the industrial side of the IoT. Its core product is the Meshblu platform that, according to a statement, “can be used for the discovery, control and management of any API [application performance interface]-based software application, any hardware or appliance, or social media network.”

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  • The internet of things (to be hacked)
  • Devices in the Cloud: Driving Intelligence Where You Need It
  • Internet of Things: Security For A World Of Ubiquitous Computing
  • The Internet Of Small Things Spurs Big Business
  • Intel and other gadget makers create a standards body for the Internet of things

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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 sub@ersaconf.org 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.

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

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Publishing on a separate webpage with LinkedIn button

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
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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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