The Multicore Association

The Multicore Association®


April 2011


  • Webinar Next Week: Discover MCAPI 2.0
  • Multicore Expo Agenda Expands Coverage of MCAPI and TIWG
  • Download MRAPI Webinar
  • MRAPI 1.0 and MCAPI 2.0 Specifications Available for Download
  • Open Source Implementation of MCAPI
  • PolyCore Software Releases Poly-Messenger/MCAPI 2.0
  • MCAPI Working Group Focused on Version 2.x
  • MCAPI Over RapidIO
  • MCA Events

Discover MCAPI 2.0: The Webinar

When: April 20 2011 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm US/Central

Mentor Graphics and PolyCore Software will jointly present this webinar providing an overview of the MCAPI specification, focusing on the changes made with the latest revision. Learn what is new in MCAPI 2.0, how the update affects backward compatibility with previous revisions, and investigate examples and techniques useful in deploying MCAPI 2.0 in your application. Click to register.

Multicore Expo Agenda Expands Coverage of MCAPI and TIWG

The Multicore Technical Conference and Expo has expanded its lineup of Multicore Association related topics:

  • How Tracing Solves the Multicore System Debug Problem (ME885)
  • Improving Heterogeneous Multicore Programming using OpenMP (ME848)
  • Psssst ... Pass It On - Selecting an IPC Protocol for your Multicore Design (ME878)
  • Effective Migration of Software Onto Multicore DSP Platforms (ME893)
  • Utilizing Middleware to Build Multicore Systems (ME883)
  • Scaling Applications Across Multicore and Multiprocessor DSP Platforms with a Standards-Based Programming Model (ME879)

Also, all paid attendees can attend the special “Executive Summit: Strategies for Integrating Multicore Technology.” Check out the details.

NOTES: The Multicore Technical Conference and Expo is co-located with the Embedded Systems Conference (ESC). All Multicore Association members receive a 10% discount on registration (contact Markus Levy for details).

Download MRAPI Webinar

The Webinar “ Implementing a Multicore System Resource Manager Using an Industry-Standard API” can be downloaded for viewing.

Download the MRAPI 1.0 and MCAPI 2.0 Specifications

Both specifications and example implementations are available for download.

Open Source Implementation of MCAPI

Under a permissive open source license, Mentor Graphics released “openMCAPI,” an open source implementation of the MCA’s industry-standard MCAPI™ specification. This license will facilitate inclusion into both open and proprietary operating systems. The openMCAPI technology provides a Linux library and kernel driver that enable applications to communicate across cores, via shared memory, in asymmetric multiprocessing (AMP) systems. Download the openMCAPI code and documentation.

PolyCore Software Releases Poly-Messenger/MCAPI 2.0

PolyCore Software released the next generation of Poly-Messenger®/MCAPI utilizing MCAPI 2.0.

MCAPI Working Group Focused on Version 2.x

The MCAPI working group has rekindled efforts to add even more features and functions to expand the usefulness of MCAPI for Version 2.x. Contact Markus Levy to join the Multicore Association and participate in this effort.

MCAPI over RapidIO

Reminder: A group of companies (members and non-members) are working on guidelines for how to implement MCAPI over sRIO. The objective is to provide a standard communications API for systems using sRIO for chip-to-chip and board-to-board interconnection. In the process, this group is discussing interoperability issues and solutions to take back to the MCAPI and sRIO standards organizations for consideration. The working group is open for any interested party and is independent of the Multicore Association and the RapidIO Trade Association. In order to accelerate these efforts, we are looking for additional working group members. Please contact Markus Levy if you are interested in participating.

MCA Events

LCTES 2011 (Chicago, Illinois; April 12-14, 2011): Ian Gray and Neil Audsley will present “Targeting complex embedded architectures by combining the Multicore Communications API (MCAPI) with Compile-Time Virtualisation.”

Multicore Technical Conference and Expo 2011 (San Jose, CA; May 3-5, 2011): The agenda and conference program is available now.


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