The way the processor industry is going, is to add more and more cores, but nobody knows how to program those things. I mean, two, yeah; four, not really; eight, forget it. Steve Jobs
We stand at the threshold of a many core world. The hardware community is ready to cross this threshold. The parallel software community is not. Tim Mattson, principal engineer at Intel
The wall is there. We probably won't have any more products without multicore processors [but] we see a lot of problems in parallel programming. Alex Bachmutsky, chief architect at Nokia Siemens Networks
Modern software applications increasingly push processor boundaries. The industry has responded by moving to multicore architectures. Multicore development techniques and tools, however, have not experienced the same levels of innovation and progress. Multicore software applications are generally programmed with time- consuming and complex manual techniques that can’t accommodate the exponential growth in the number of required processor cores. Without Software Design Automation tools, this design complexity can’t be solved.
Automated Software Development Tool
The award-winning SLX Tool Suite is an automated software development tool for Multicore Software Developers and HW/SW System Architects.
- Automatic partitioning of legacy code
- Automatic software distribution to multicore platforms
- Software / hardware co-design of next generation products
Every electronic device manufacturer is faced with the multicore challenge creating various application scenarios for Silexica tools. Especially the exploding embedded high performance computing market is suffering from a lack of productivity:
“The level of complexity in modern SOCs is exploding with 1,000 core processors now on the horizon. Based on our experience with customers using 16-core and 64-core Epiphany devices, most developers are not equipped to handle the complexity of designing complex algorithms to run on massively parallel processors. Silexica has built a technology that scales and I am very excited about their newly added support for the Epiphany architecture. For years, customers have been asking us the question "How do we program this thing?" With the latest software, Silexica provides the best answer so far!” Andreas Olofsson, CEO, Adapteva
“We have been working with Silexica on power modeling analysis for some time now and are consistently happy with both the quality of the estimates produced by their tool and the professionalism of the team that is working with us. We hope to continue this partnership and make a significant impact on our SoC architecture exploration phase with this tool.” Alan Gatherer, CTO Baseband SoC, Huawei USA
“eSOL believes the upgraded SLX Tool Suite will be a significant addition to the multi/manycore software developer toolbox. Silexica is a strong addition to our partner eco-system, in concert with our strength in the software platform technology, such as eMCOS, the world's first commercial manycore RTOS, and eT-Kernel Multi-Core Edition, our best-selling multicore RTOS.” Masaki Gondo, CTO, eSOL
“Samsung have been successfully collaborating with the Silexica team on performance optimisations analysis as well as developing solutions tailored to our SoC architecture that has brought great value to our products. We believe Silexica is extremely capable and professional and it is a great pleasure working with them.” Marco Starace, Senior Technology Manager, Samsung Electronics