I have a blog post called “When is Scripting Really Programming” up at the Wind River blog network. In that post, I discuss how scripting is really not clearly separated from “real programming” in the way I once believed it was… today, the line between higher-level programming languages and scripting languages look very thin in many cases. I illustrate with examples from Simics and its CLI and Python scripting systems.
Monthly Archives: June 2010
The call for papers for the third annual Swedish Workshop on Multicore Computing (MCC10) is now out! MCC is a nice venue for multicore research about everything from computer design to software and debug. It is fairly informal, but still attracts some good papers and provides good discussions. It is not restricted to Swedish submissions, in 2009 there were several international participants. I gave a keynote talk about multicore and Simics at last year’s MCC, and for this year, I am on the program committee and looking forward to many great submissions to review!
I have another blog up at Wind River. This one is about multicore bugs that cannot happen on multithreaded systems, and is called True Concurrency is Truly Different (Again). It bounces from a recent interesting Windows security flaw into how Simics works with multicore systems.