Arteris Articles

SMP, Asymmetric Multiprocessing, and the HSA Foundation

When we hear the term “multiprocessing,” we often associate it with “symmetric multiprocessing (SMP).” This is because of SMP’s initial prevalence in the high-performance computing world, and now in x86/x64 servers and PCs. However, it’s been known for years that SMP’s ability to scale performance as the number of cores increases is poor.

Topics: System-on-Chip SMP AMP symmetric multiprocessing asymmetric multiprocessing

The Gartner Hype Cycle & Technology Adoption Lifecycle Explained (using NoC Technology)

My purpose in this article is to explain Gartner Research’s Hype Cycle and relate it to the Technology Adoption Lifecycle popularized by Geoffrey Moore’s book, “Crossing the Chasm.”  These two models can be used together to provide a combined picture of market expectations and expected technology adoption rates, but people often get the timeframes and takeaways wrong. So if you’re involved in technology as an engineer, marketer or manager, read on!

Topics: network-on-chip economics research semiconductor industry Gartner